I had a very interesting day yesterday, which started with an amazing call with a fellow runner, I count myself as part fo the team now, hearing about their motivation and the challenges of starting running. They have faced huge challenges but refused to let it beat them.
Over the past year or so I have faced my own challenges and if I can be half as strong I will be super pleased.
When I got home I felt really sick so didn't go out, but then found myself missing my run.....this is a very strange new experience.
Back to full strength, I was out running on my own again tonight, well I say on my own, though there were plenty of other runners, joggers and shufflers making their way around their own particular route. Lovely to see an old friend, Sam, who was training for a half marathon - thanks for stopping to say Hi.
Deciding that I would need some musical motivation to keep me moving I connected myself to my phone/music player/fitness tracker chose a playlist and off i went.
Now, without Mrs C to keep me to a steady time I only had the beat of the songs to guide me, and it turns out it is really important not only to have tunes you lie, but also a suitable BPM.
I started with a bit of Pulp, Common People is 150 BPM so I guess not the best start, Example, Kickstart 126bpm then Embrace, Ashes 138bpm.
I think I need to do some research as to the way to build a playlist for running,
It would be good to get some input so feel free to comment below.
Top Tip from _.mrst._ - disable the lock screen on your device so you don't need to input the code with sweaty figures.
The good news is I completed the 2.2miles without incident, and did it in 25.35minutes. What was also great was running longer than I have without stopping, maybe 5k without walking by the end of June isn't such a far of goal.
After 24 years of helping others to achieve their running goals - it is now my time.