One of the odd things about chirunning is that you aim to keep your footfall steady irrespective of speed. So whether you’re running at an easy warm up pace or an all out run, you aim to run at (in my case being a shorty) 180 foot falls per minute.
With the help of audiofuel, I don’t have too much trouble keeping a steady rhythm…
…but what I struggle with is having any idea how fast I’m running. So today, I thought I’d experiment a little to try to get a feel for fast, slow and somewhere in between.
My plan was to warm up by running to the park (1km), run intervals around the park (roughly 6 x 300m with 200m recoveries) and then cool down by running home, 5km in total.
I actually wimped out after two laps of the park (so 4 x 300m with 200m recoveries) and threw a gradual acceleration in on my run home. Pace-per-mile-wise it looked like this:
And by the time I got home, I was the colour of