My last run on Sunday was the slowest I’ve run in 30 minutes ever, thanks to a stiff breeze and me not knowing how to handle that.
This morning I set out and two mins into my warm up walk, my headphones ran out of juice. Choice was to walk home and collect the spare pair, or carry on without.
I decided on the latter, finished the five minutes walk, set the Fitbit to ALL SYSTEMS GO and just went for it.
I used the info and support from replies to my last post about pumping my arms more to drive me forward. I thought about cycling my feet, and how my feet were landing and looking at least ten paces ahead.
30 minutes later I’d run my joint fastest/furthest distance ever. Admittedly the breeze was absent, gusting only to 5mph (Sunday was around 12mph and fairly constant) but I prefer to think it was because I wasn’t tied to a music beat which, thinking about it, has always made me a bit anxious that I’m not keeping up, or I’m running on the off beat, or too fast.
Back down to earth, I’m still a slow plodder and have a long way to go before I get to 5k in 30 minutes. But. I now know I don’t need the app or podcast or music to get me round. My head can do it all by itself.