Still going strong with the running but new term has not made it easy to get to the blogosphere so easily. I'm really pleased that I'm moving on with the B210k programme but I am reading some interesting stuff from other bloggers who suggest a more varied diet of runs is better. More on that later.
The Week 2 runs all worked out nicely around the 8.2k mark so I was very pleased with my progress. But come Thursday and I knew I had stuff to do work-wise in the evening and also felt the need for something a bit shorter and sharper. So ... I went back to Laura and C25k+ Speed!! The initial 155 bpm was fine. The 165 bpm interval was fine (a little bit of a push to be honest). But the 150 bpm intervals were so bad I ended up ignoring them and going some other pace. It might have been 16 minutes but it was a decent workout, even if I did feel that I need a bit harder work on this speed running. (And my time/ distance was no better than the last time I did this run.)
So, Week 3 began yesterday, and I got a really good distance with 9.40k in 51 minutes. Feel brilliant about that even though I know that it's 3 x 17 minutes and 2 x 1 minute walks and not a full-on straight run. But I'm still happy with that. It was strangely 'easier' than some other runs I've done in the past but maybe that is the sort of terrain I run on (pretty flat on the whole) and the drive that I get with the Endomondo lap 'marker' telling me my time and figuring how close I am to the next walking interval.
I'm likely to do two of the B210k runs a week, slowing me on the road to 10 k but I have to do a bit of a faster run midweek too. Speed is probably not the answer for me (sorry Laura) so I may need to look at one of the Audio Fuel products. Wonder what the weather will bring over the next few days, though, as I am more than conscious of how many of my fellow bloggers have suffered injury along the way, I have no intention of joining them.
See you soon back here. Happy running.