I’ve changed my routine. I have been running 4 or 5 days a week for some time now, and I think it’s time for a change.
I’ve extended my route by about 2 minutes, and since the route is there-and-back, I’m running an extra 4 minutes, give or take. I’m going to do this 3 days a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. This should build my stamina a bit more, and challenge me a bit: it had been getting a bit easy.
I tried it for the first time this afternoon, and I hadn’t decided where I would turn around until I got there. I could have gone an extra couple of minutes, but that would have added a total of 8 minutes to the total – an increase of 50% which would have been too much of a strain. As it was, my calf muscles were complaining as I got past the three-quarters stage.