The life of a runner, mother, radiopharmacist and vicar's wife – that's me!
The session was 2min at steady pace then 1 min at fast pace, repeated 4 times. As I warmed up on the treadmill I wondered how on earth I was going to do that. 12kph felt fast and then going up to 18kph for my strides felt like an impossibly fast speed. I had to go back to 10kph to recover.
So, I wasn’t sure what speed to run at for steady and how fast to run the fast minutes. I set off at 13kph for steady and 17kph for the fast (1% gradient) but I felt I could go faster so I sped up to 14kph (6:53 per mile pace) for the steady bits and 17.5kph (5:31 per mile pace) for the fast bits. I covered just over 3km in the 12 min.
I was really pleased because I didn’t think that 14kph would feel so comfortable off a 17.5kph rep when I started out. Maybe I’m actually getting fitter.
Daniel said that Bambi was a girl and the two older kids said that he was a boy. There was no convincing Daniel. Peter showed him the film and he still thought he was a girl!