The combination of being a bit lazy and having some difficulties at work have meant that the glory of Strathpuffer was quiet short lived. In the past week I've managed a couple of hilly road runs, filled in 3 job applications, joined a union but most importantly completed my first ever speed work session.
I've always found the nature of speed work a bit mystifying and could never work out how to incorporate it into my runs. So today after work we both decided it was time to discover for ourselves what lung busting torture could be had if we went to the local track. Well, it's certainly easier to work out distance and pace. All you have to think about is your stride and not whether you're about to tread in dog shit or get run over. It was a revelation. There's certainly a large element of pleasure/pain in these sessions but I really enjoyed it. Just need to do a bit of research now about what type of speed work I should be doing. Any advice greatly received.