So I went back to W1 R1 and ran faster during the run parts and jogged during the walking parts.
Had to go back to Michael, cap in hand, asking if he would forgive me for cutting him loose so abruptly. Luckily he seemed cool with it, but he did sound a bit distant to start with 😀.
It did seem odd going back in time and hearing him talk me through the very first run! Warm up walk over, Santana through the headphones and I was off on a sprint. I was just thinking that I couldn’t keep this up for long, when it was over. How did a minute seem so long on my very first run? Slowed down to a jog. Going well!
I was working on a lane in the village where tarmac had recently been laid. It was perfect to run on and I knew there would probably not be any cars so early. However, I realised halfway through that I’d forgotten to record the run. It was the shock of hearing Michael’s voice again! I recorded the second half, just for interest, but the first half was definitely faster. My stats on Garmin show that I was running 54% in Zone 5 and the rest in Zone 4. Yep! Seems about right, I was certainly pushing it for those runs - felt good, though!
All in all I really enjoyed doing this. 60 seconds running at a time seems to work for me and I’ll repeat it next week. It’s a shorter workout, approx 18.5 minutes, excluding the warm up and warm down walks. Distance approx 2.4 K. My legs certainly knew I’d been running!
Whooper Swan pic from my archives because we are expecting them back here sometime soon and it’s always exciting to see them return, sometimes hundreds at a time 😀