Only a two miler... but “tempo” and target was 8 minute miles which was gonna be the fastest I’ve gone without being on the flat track. I think the idea is to hold the pace the whole way, so lots of checking it early in... surprisingly easy... I’d run faster on the track just post grad and that was very hard... fitness and strength have come from nowhere it seems... gotta love C25K. First mile is done at 7:50 and onwards... round the duck pond, think it’s residents are getting used to me now, don’t quite let me step on them, but they’re reluctant to get out of the way now, so little slalom and off over to the playground. Round and up to the bowling greens and then on to the finish. 2 miles done in 16:23, so pace went a bit in the second half, but that wasn’t possible a couple of weeks ago.
So, Friday... benchmarking... 7 minute warm up jog and then as hard as I can for 3 minutes... allegedly that’s followed by a 5 minute cooldown jog... but if there’s any medics free early Friday evening in the glossop area, let me know I may need reviving 😂