All these weeks I've been turning left at the fork in road and been faced with 'The Hill' at the end of my run. Today I decided to turn right and it was sooooo much better. The track was pretty much flat all the way, with a downhill run before reaching the road. Ok, so that'd the only downside, I have to run on the road for the last km or so. It's a quiet road though, and I mostly run in the mornings, so only two cars passed me today.
I was doing the stepping stones podcast for the fourth time. (I did Speed on Saturday, which was good, and planned to do Stamina today but wimped out after listening to Laura's explanation of what it entails!) My first attempt at Stepping Stones I didn't manage to run to the beat all the way through. My second and third attempts included a short walk in the middle to recover from a stitch. But today, on my new route, I ran to the beat right till the end, and didn't get a stitch! I almost stopped in the middle, but that was because the view was so breathtaking I wanted to take a photo. I didn't though, I kept running.
I'm still only covering about 3.7km in 30 minutes. Overall tho, I managed to do the whole 5km route in 45 minutes which is a whopping 10 minutes off my time from a week past Saturday! Not entirely sure how that works, but happy to go with it.
Now I just need to work out how to make my legs move further with 'short light fast steps'. Hmm.