After a hard week at work, late night last night that stopped me running, I got home to find my wife away and my son on his X box live chatting to the world of games!
The treadmill was ready and after a few minutes getting changed and prepped, I thought I was good to go.
I pressed the wrong buttons on the treadmill, forgot to start my watch, started again and finally got everything started properly. As I had messed it up, my profile was lost and I was on another. The run speed was 9.8 and I mistook this for my normal. Last time I ran I had issues, so was to drop it this time, I reduced to what I thought a slower rate and settled down to my walk and then the run at 9.6.
24 minutes arrived and Laura said speed up. Last time I ran this time, I swore at this point. This time, I was up for it, selected 10 and then ran another 2 minutes!
All achieved with a heart rate of 160 max as opposed to the 174 last time.
So the "reduction in speed" had worked and I was able to easily complete the run and then step it up at the end........ Thing is I blogged last time and noted my speed: it was 9.6 too and not 9.8, so I had run further, longer and faster than ever before.
I am to say the least well chuffed with this!