Rain did put me off this morning but I did go out this evening and tried out the Speed podcast with Laura coaching as usual. I really did not get on with the Stepping Stones podcast so I did not have high hopes. I did give it a listen on the way to Tesco this morning so had had a preview. Amazingly I got the beat!! and sort of kept it going throughout. Perhaps 150 bpm is too slow and 155/ 165 fit more with my natural rhythm. I don't know. What I do know is that I ran for a shorter time tonight but felt that I had done a good bit of work. The intervals make it hard but you know you need to keep going. If I can really get this technique I am sure it will make a big difference to my running and my fitness generally.
I think I will try the Stamina podcast out on Tuesday or Thursday and will give the Speed one another go on the other run. I just wonder if I can manage the extra 5 minutes as I do feel I push it with 30. Perhaps Laura will get me running to a better rhythm and stop me going off too fast and not keeping some energy in reserve for the rest of the run.
Having said all that, I have my sights on the B210k possibly for next Sunday but you might need to watch this space as weather and inclination changes during the week. Glad I feel back on track after the leaden-legged efforts on Thursday morning.