Initial plan was to do a steady 4k of about 30 minutes or so but had a last minute change of mind and decided to try the post C25k Stepping Stones podcast. The run consists of 3 phases :
10 minutes at 150 BPM
15 minutes at 155 BPM
5 minutes at 160 BPM
and by my reckoning would more or less take me to the 4k anyway🤔
So on with the Brooks Ghosts for only the second time and back onto the disused railway line. Decided to head North for half of the time and then turn round and back to hopefully just past where I had started from. So off I trot to the beat
Straight away I thought I was running quite fast but hay ho 220.127.116.11.....
After about 1k discovered the track fenced off at a bridge so couldn't faff trying to get around it so turned straight around and back 18.104.22.168...
Beat increased to 155 and I'm trying very hard to keep up. Trying to keep my head up and dropping my shoulders as Laura says and hitting the beat 22.214.171.124...126.96.36.199
Started to get a bit of a tweak in my hamstrings as if things were stretching out but must keep to the beat....188.8.131.52.......184.108.40.206
Dare not look at my watch. Concentrating on trying to hold my form and breathing really deeply. Beat increased to 160......and fighting to get my legs to follow but follow they did 220.127.116.11....18.104.22.168
Came to the end and stopped my watch and took a look. Couldn't believe it to be honest. That's the fastest pace that I've done by far..and I thought this was going to be easy!!
Recommend post graduates give this a go as it does push us slower plodders on 😂😂👍😀 and good tips on the way to better your running technique.
Only downturn was the 3k walk back to the car 😂😂😂😂😂
Promised to make the next run an easier one!!!!
4.52k / 30:03 min / 6'39"
Photo shows new HS2 line cutting across landscape parallel to the path