So tonight was the first step into the B210K programme, in the company of the (thankfully very nice) Samantha.
I couldn't help feeling a little guilty and disloyal to Laura as I set out, and I had to remind myself that technically she had abandoned me, not the other way round!!
Samantha has great taste in music, which was nice, and once I'd realised that I wouldn't actually hear her talking to me, and that I'd have to listen for the dip in the volume of the music, I was fine.
The first three lots of 10 minutes were fairly easy, and I really enjoyed them. The last one was hard work, and I was more tired at the end than I have been in any of my recent runs. But that may have been because despite the 3 walking breaks, my average speed over the 43 minutes was the same as over my recent 30 minute runs! Going back to intervals is clearly helping my pace. (I really love that my new Garmin tells me these things - it's definitely the best new toy I've had in a long time!!)
Anyway, the first step onthe new programme has been taken, and I'm back in the groove pushing the boundaries again. Bring on Friday!! Looking forward to the next run now
(Still waiting for my nice shiny badge though...)