Having graduated Monday (yay!) I was looking forward to trying something different. As I not especially fast I thought I would have a go at the speed podcast. Well everything that could go wrong did! First as it was pouring with rain (I love running in the rain) I decided to wear a long sleeve running top. Big mistake; as soon as I left the house the front past and the warm sector of the depression appeared ( as you can see I am a Geography Teacher!)
As a result the clouds cleared so there was almost blue sky and it became VERY hot. I hate running when it is too hot!! Then my iPod started playing up. After the 5 warm up walk I accidentally started it from the beginning. I couldn't be bothered to walk another 5 mins so I decided to jog as usual. I then started the Intervals which I found alot harder than I thought I would. Sods law whenever I had to run a fast interval there was a bloody hill. As a result I couldn't get my breath back on the slower bits so I ended up walking about 20 secs. To me this felt like cheating (which I suppose it is!) so to make amends I jogged (slowly) for an extra five mins at the end.
To all those who have not done this program before I would say it is good but hard work!! I am looking forward to having another go next week.
One other thing, I am very annoyed with Laura. She makes the claim that nearly anyone who follows the C25K program should be able to run 5k after 9 weeks. Well I can't; I can run not stop for half an hour but not 5K. This contradicts what she has said previously when she has said it is time not distance that is important