Lunchtime Run: New intervals, by @steevc
7.159 km
42 minutes
July 3, 2019

Having made it back to parkrun I am keen to improve my time a bit. I still want to get under 25 minutes. I saw this article that got me thinking about trying some different intervals. The Endomondo app I use lets you define your own. I set one up with five minutes of gentle jogging at each end with four sets of 1km with three minutes between. I want to get used to running quicker for longer distances than the default intervals it offered. I did this run today and it went fairly well. The first and last kilometre were at the sort of pace I need, but I struggled a bit with the hills on the others. I will persist with this on my mid-week run, but I am open to suggestions on what else to try. I do wonder if I need to look more into my actual running technique as I am sure it is far from optimal. I do not get to run with experienced runners, so I may be missing out there. I have thought about joining a club, but it may be a time commitment I cannot keep to.

It was a good day for running. Warm, but not overwhelming. I was still sweating after my shower, but I had to get back to work.

I hope everyone's running week is going well.

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The geeky guitarist and facilitator of the 10K Minnows Project.

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You have uploaded 14 running activities, and 4 of them have been of similar distances (within 10 percent)! Here are your 5-fastest running activities of a similar distance:

Over these 4 similar activities, you have travelled approximately 27.77 kms at an average pace of roughly 6:12 min/km! Your latest run was at a pace of approximately 05:55min/km! Looks like you went a bit faster than usual this time! Nice work!


The weather has been pretty warm here, so I haven't been able to work in any intervals during our walks like I had planned on. I was going to do a little running the other day, but my wife told me not to because I was holding the dog and that wouldn't be fair to her. Jovi was dragging by the end of the walk, so I guess it was probably for the best.


Its warm even up north today. Not good for running in the daytime, unless you have little choice.


Great time, I wont copy that :) though I am stil thinking of starting with running. Its good for body and mind..


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