I went for a shuffle round the neighbourhood this morning, choosing to ditch the fixed “run x/walk y, repeat z times” schedule for a “run and walk as required until had enough” schedule. Without trying I got my best average mph over 2 miles – 4.67! Still postively sedentary as running goes but to me it’s as good as an Olympic gold medal. The longest run stint was 0.3 miles and I managed to repeat that here and there. Again, not exactly setting the running world alight but enough to give me a smile.
I think I will stick to the more relaxed run/walk sessions, rather than the fixed. Why? After doing some thinking I realised that when I do the fixed stuff I tend to get running-related injuries. When I do the relaxed stuff I don’t get anything like as many (though the score’s about even on injuries preventing running due to non-running related ones). So I’m going to listen to my body more and follow its lead.