I looked at several different training programs — including CoolRunnings and PodRunner — and decided I will use PodRunner’s, but a slightly altered version. I don’t do the BPM thing at all and BPM is alllll over their breakdown page. (If you’re looking for a training set of podcasts like that, you won’t be able to find them here. Sorry.) I need to keep things simple, for my own sake, so all I can offer are vocals cues that tell you when to run and when to walk.
I’m trying to figure out how I’m going to put this together. The only way I can think of using “intervals” without really putting too much emphasis on BPM is just to give a vocal cue that says “slow your pace for 60 seconds” or something like that. I don’t really know how else that’d work. Or maybe I should just create podcasts where you run at a steady pace for the duration of the workout. That’s the way the final few runs for the Couch to 5k plan went. I know that really isn’t an option when you’re just starting to run, but it’s different once you’ve been at it for 9 weeks.
Basically, what I want to do is create a product that will not only be easy, but also extremely effective for everyone. I’m hoping to run a 10k this year, and I want to be prepared! I’m open to suggestions from site visitors, too! So if you have an opinion, please chime in!