This new program is much harder than I thought at first glance! Nevertheless, so far I'm enjoying the extra training involved, though only nearly finished week 2 so far. I'm prepared to change and compromise where I feel it's necessary for me to do so. For example : I did a 50 min. 'Distance Run' yesterday, to be followed by another today at a faster pace. Instead, mainly because of the rain, I did Friday's training today which was Long Hill Repeats and will do as easy distance run tomorrow because I want to get back to Bowral Parkrun on Saturday, and this seemed to me to be a better way of using the 2 sessions.
For a long hill I could think of nothing better than our Bowral parkrun grassy hill even though the rain was quite heavy and the morning cold! So, over I went!
6 x 90sec. repeats.... timing the 1st rep. only & using whatever that distance was as the benchmark for the others.
4 to 5 min. Recoveries
I did 6 x 90 seconds.....walked down & waited about 4 min RI..in the cold rain!
I was thoroughly drenched at the finish but enjoyed the work in spite of the rain. However, I was so cold driving back and even when at home, not even a hot shower warmed me up, neither did a hot coffee so I had to put the heater on (middle of summer!) and stand right in front of it till I could stop shivering! I felt colder this morning than I could remember feeling in mid-winter! I hope for sunshine tomorrow.