There is no way to soften that. I simply suck. However, I met with a group of Phillyfitters tonight and it was so awesome to have them there that it took some of the sting out of it. We all agreed to 10 minutes easy to warm up and recover leaving the 20 minutes of tempo to whatever we could each manage. I decided to to 5 min tempo/1 min walk. 4*. I know the math is wrong. Apparantly I suck at that right now too.
I didn't do so bad at the beginning but each tempo interval was likely slower than the one before (I havent looked but it felt that way). So my goal for these is just to find consistency.
Stay tuned :)