So - after having a go with the C25K+ podcasts, I decided I quite liked Audiofuel, so I nipped off to their website and found some interval downloads (at a price of course). The first two I bought were Adrenaline Junkie 2 and Run Faster with Chrissie Wellington 3.
Tonight I thought I'd try to run intervals with Chrissie and see if I could keep up!
The intervals start on a slow bpm 150-160 or so, and work up to 180bpm for several intervals and different times. The total run was 5.55 miles and the pace came out at about 6.2mph which I was slightly disappointed with. I didn't find the 180bpm too hard to keep up with, but I think what is letting me down is my stride length which, being as I have little short stumpy legs, isn't too long! I need to practise longer strides somewhere in all of this or I will NEVER get to my target of a sub 27min 5k...
Oh well, onward to the Adrenaline Junkie 2 and we will see how THAT goes.
I did quite enjoy Chrissie telling me to "keep good form, relax the shoulders, drive the legs, pump the arms, work it!!" and the session did seem to go very quickly.