At last, after the shin splints, ice, snow, etc., this afternoon I got started on B210k training. It would have gone better if my iPod hadn't kept jumping ahead onto week 2. Week 1 was quite enough to think about! Anyway after various struggles with technology, I gave up, left Samantha playing and just timed my run-walk intervals. It would, I'm sure, have been more enjoyable if I hadn't eaten a yoghurt and drunk gallons just before I set out - my tummy felt like a concrete mixer! However, I managed to do it all, and fortunately the last interval finished just as I got to the Big Hill which I am still trying to conquer (breaking it down into sections).
I have to say Samantha's music is quite good but Laura she is NOT! she is precise and matter of fact but doesn't encourage you or say nice feelgood things like the lovely Laura. I do miss Laura, and the things she gives you to think about while you are doing the C25k+ runs.
I do feel quite chuffed and as though I'm moving my running on - if anyone asks, I can say smugly "Oh, yes, I'm training for 10k"!!!!! It will probably take more time than Samantha plans, though, because I'm still going to do my just running for pleasure runs at the weekend with my friend, we had a great run last weekend in the snowy landscape!