I have been inspired by everybody getting out there and doing it all day today... so I thought I’d best have a go.
Little Miss UNM did 25 minutes, she’s still refusing to run 30 again without me, bless her... her run fuelled by some heavy metal making me doubly proud of her.
That left myself and Coach Bennett to do the 30 minutes... Nice steady start and all nice and smooth then around the half way mark I was aware that my pace was quickening... concentrated hard on slowing it back down, this isn’t the run to go faster than before, quite the opposite. Second half got easier as it went and the daughter shouted for me to see how far I could go... Coach Bennett has other ideas and said to stop... little white lie to the daughter saying it was all I had. Really pleased with a comfortable start to the week, next run can have my spare energy at the end... this was about putting a tick on week 9. Having my post run cuppa now, then maybe a glass of grape juice before bed... I have to be fresh to cheer on a few hundred parkrunners in the morning.
Well done ! What were these two extra minutes like? Did you notice a difference with W8 ? (I'm asking because all the runs felt more or less the same length to me since the first 25 minutes one.)
Thanks... I really didn’t notice the extra time... might do next time 😂
I usually run this at 12 minutes a mile... tonight I went for 14... Sunday back to 12... and maybe I’ll try 10 for the last one.