I've found week 7 better than week 6 but not exactly been thrilled by the music on the podcast this week. Going from 'telephone hold music' to 'heavy beats' I found I couldn't get a decent rhythm going at all. By the end of R2 I was swearing at Laura as I felt I could do better but was being held back by the slowness of the music.
Today, armed with my own playlist I ran for 25 minutes and 30 seconds - those 30 seconds are very important!!
Somehow I had managed to put the 'shuffle' funtion on, it wasn't intentional but I'm glad I had.. my MP3 player knew when to throw the right song at me today thats for sure! Although the 1st song (Madness & 'Embarrassment') probably wasn't the best start lol, but at least it was for the warm up walk.
Then in kicks Rick Astley, he's NEVER gonna give me up!! so somehow I managed to up the pace for the 1st 10 minutes. When I started flagging and had to drop the speed to my normal pace in kick Take That to Relight My Fire. I managed to muster up enough breath for a couple of UH-UH's on that one Got my breath back and upped the pace for another 2.5 minutes.
By this time, feeling the pace a bit, in come Wham with Young Gun's Go For It - so I did. before I knew it one of my favourite songs came on and saw me to the end of my run, Reverend & the Makers with Heavyweight Champion of the World. That's how I felt at the end, even had enough energy for a couple of whoops and punching my arms in the air.
Final warm down walk with Odyssey singing 'zipping up my boots' because I had enough breath to do it
Roll on week 8!