Morning all. I have been happily doing my consolidation runs.
This morning my running buddy announced we were going to try something different...after 10mins jogging we would do 2 mins fast pace then back to jogging briefly then another 2 mins fast pace then back to jogging for a total of 36 mins.
I thought 'I will give it a go' managed to increase the pace when required, but it threw me off the remainder of the run, to the point where I finished the run earlier than I should have....2 mins is a lot for a novice runner. I have seen plans that suggest 30 seconds!
I have been looking at Ju Ju's Magic 10 which I think will suit me personally much better, increasing the distance on run 3... My buddy doesn't agree, she wants to persevere with the 5-10k app she has. I have enjoyed running with her but the time has now come where I have to do what suits me best, we are all different after all.
Maybe I am blowing it out of proportion and should see how it goes, but I think my body is saying consolidate more and increase distance gently...I don't seem to be ready for increased pace yet...plus I don't want to win any races, I am just running to be healthy and I want to enjoy the runs and not dread them.
Does anyone have a similar experience or advice please?