W11R1 for me this morning. I wanted to try the C25k+ podcast “Stepping Stone” out. I discovered the Audiofuel “music” on it gives you a steady beat to run to, and it isn’t really so bad. It was great having Laura back too - I’ve missed her! 😂😊
We’re all different sizes, so I wasn’t too surprised to discover the 150 steps per minute walk then run rate was far slower than my 5’3” frame (with pretty short legs) normally does. I’ve been concentrating on light short strides right from the start of C25k, and short for my legs probably means minuscule for many of you! I kept with it ok, though, then we upped to 155 then 160 steps per minute. Probably still slower than normal for me, but good practice at varying my pace and counting 1-2-3-4 with my steps and the music.
It was a bit of a shock to realise I’d covered about 0.6km less than normal in 30mins at the end, which just shows how much a small difference in steps per minute adds up to over time. I’m going to experiment more with music at different bpm (beats per minute) for running. I’ve heard others say that slow steady runs are what builds our running legs up, and that pushing speed is only best done for short amounts of any training - so trying out different bpm music seems like the ideal way to keep things steady when we want to both push our speed and slow things up.
Happy Running everyone! 😊🏃♀️🏃♂️❤️