yay! Summer has arrived in Lancashire. There are tractors everywhere as farmers are literally making hay!
No one is celebrating the sunshine more than my husband. Why? Well someone came to read the electricity meter and it turns out that the actual bill is more than the estimated bill. A lot more. Hubs blames it on buddy, my treadmill.
‘Really’ I said. ‘You think that 4 hours per week on the treadmill uses more electricity than the constant charging of 2 iPads, 2 iPhones, 2desktop computers and a TV?’ He wouldn’t take any excuses and kicked me outdoors for a run.
So I spent loads of time fiddling with the C25k app – trying to get the sound on, you have to switch the phone off not the app when you put it in your pocket to get the notifications, oh – and my super -expensive -at -the – time Denon running headphones don’t work any more. (They are almost 10 yrs old)
Anyway. ”Tis done. Week 1 completed (with rest days). Week 2 started. Interestingly, despite the hills and the messing around, when I run outdoors I run at the same speed I do on my treadmill (8kph) but I walk faster !
How does it compare with MAF?
Well my average HR is well within MAF (below 130) but the peaks are well above at upto 150. I don’t really think that I made much progress with MAF though- I think that you need the time to get those long slow miles in, realistically a couple of hours a day, which I don’t feel that I have. So I’m sticking with C25k for now -30 mins 3x per week suits my schedule much better!
so hubs is saving even more electricity with a barbie for tea😁😁😁
ahhh. British summertime – how long will it last?