Inspired by Lazygirlrunning and her fab post about interval running I decided to shake things about a bit this morning and so not only did I manage to drag myself out of bed and into some running gear before sunset but I also shocked the system with some sprints.
I normally plug away on the treadmill at a 7.4kph pace but today I chucked in 30 sec sprints every 400m. I probably managed 10 sprints before I had to turn my energies towards getting into work.
It was a great work out. The sprints made me feel athletic and inspired. I never used to have two speeds in me but I can certainly tell the difference between 7 and 12 kph and my usual pace felt so sedate afterwards.
It’s really encouraged me to keep mixing things up in my long haul towards the 100k London2Brighton challenge.
Back on the stoutathlon challenge it was rather nice to enjoy a little tipple without the threat of a wobbly stint on the treadmill afterwards. I’m beginning to struggle under the pressure of all this stout though and todays choice of Youngs Double Chocolate Stout didn’t really leave me singing the joys of the dark brew. I would have much preferred to settle for a bar of Cadbury’s Fruit and Nut.