How fast can you run?🏃🏼‍♀️

My strength training has been going well. Now I want to layer more running back in.

I keep kind of forgetting or, more accurately perhaps, not prioritising it. Brad, the Mister, the perpetual runner reminds me, regularly. Bless him. 😊

As some of you know, I aim to do all my training with my menstrual cycle in mind. At different phases of our (a bleeding woman's) cycle, we are well equipped to do particular kinds of training (and poorly suited to do others).

I'm currently in the Follicular Phase so now is a good time to be speedy!! ⏩⏩⏩

So this morning after water, sunrise, barefoot grounding, breakfast and a toilet stop I finally got out and did some speed work.

I can run fast, yo! 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️

Not a long way 😂 but probably faster than almost every other Australian woman in her forties and beyond. 🙌

Below are the screenshots for those who are curious.

I did a slow jog to warm up. I walked very slowly before and after each sprint lap. And my sprint legs were about 100-140 metres or so on gravel fire trail. After a very slow walk up the hill to recover I cruised slowly back home to finish off the 3km total. 🏃

I left my watch running the whole time.

Four sprints.

100-140 metres each.

Top end speed: 2:50 mins/km.

Amazing. And I'm sure I can hit faster than that with a bit more practise and a more diligent warm up.

Meanwhile, heart rate tells a bit of a story, hey? I think I worked hard enough today. 🥱😜😎

And was happy with this cadence. The bit I was looking at was the steps per minute (spm) for the warm up jog there and the cool down jog home. They were both somewhere around the 175-180 mark. Perfect 👍

Running fast: I still surprise myself.

{Photos from the Garmin Connect App. Idea for sprint training inspired by @thishuman}.

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