So after all the encouraging blogs on here recently about starting this programme I decided I will give it a go too and so went for it this morning. Committing to it on here publicly means I have to do it and can’t shy away…
As it was four sets of 10 min runs with 1 min intervals I thought it wouldn’t be too bad, after all, running for just 10 mins and then stopping – we graduates can all do that right, if we can already run for 30 mins straight?? Boy was I wrong!!
The first two sets were OK, nothing brilliant and not as fast as I know I can go; maybe the Christmas excesses are still taking their toll but how long really can I keep using that as an excuse??! The 1 min walks though go so quickly and by the third and fourth sets I really started to feel it for some reason, so much so that I had to increase the times of the walks and the final set was just so slow – the slowest I have ever run!!
I stopped my watch for every walk so the stats show 5.8km run in 40 mins – not brilliant but it is the furthest I have run and for the longest time so still a positive in there somewhere I think…..plus I am not aching and I haven’t got an injury so all is good!
As for the programme, I went with another B210K on itunes as I had trouble in the end downloading Samantha. It gives audible sounds and a voiceover when you are half way through and then at 2 mins and 1 min from the end. Music was crap though so I will either try again to get Samantha to work or go with my own music and just use my watch for timing.
So that’s me started. I hope to improve on this over the next two runs of W1 but its now going back to evening runs after work so not sure how that will affect me. I will stick with it though and hope more will join the new B210K gang for 2013!!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone and happy running!!