Thursday, 16 June 2011

day 16 - I was fast (well, for a wee while!)

Today I decided to venture back into the realms of intervals, which I haven't done since my full on marathon training. I also did the session outside - I usually do it at the gym as being in the city centre, going fast for any length of time without having to stop and cross a road, avoid groups of uni students, is difficult. I went to the meadows which is round and can do nice circuits of it without stopping (loads of running clubs go there but tend to avoid these evening cause they make me look like I am going at a snails pace).

I used the Audiofeul 170bpm session which I didn't think I would manage all the way through, but I did and even managed to do one of my miles in 8:56mins which I was pretty pleased with. Now I don't know if it has anything to do with my running technique but I find the slower bits of these sessions that are at 150bpm really difficult to do - I tend to want to go faster and I even find it difficult to lengthen my stride enough. Still find the faster sections pretty tough.

Looking forward to a sociable weekend for once so I doubt I will be getting much mileage in but was happy with today's effort

Distance: 6.32miles
Time: 0:58:42
Max speed: 10.8mph
Avg speed: 6.5mph
Calories: 738

1 comment:

  1. I think I should take a leaf out of your book and vary my training a little. To be honest, I'm getting a bit bored with running everyday (I'm doing this for Juneathon), so speed runs, intervals etc might make it a bit more interesting. Well done so far.