In an effort to somewhat include a bit of speed or to get into the 80/20 trot, I started to include 6×1 minute faster intervals in my easy runs. I also cut today short so it was only 30 minutes. Hope that all works out!


Sunrise was lovely again and I’m looking forward to a nice long run tomorrow.

Theoretically I have another week of 44/88/132 in front of me and I feel like I’ve adapted quite well. We’ll see how easy tomorrow feels, but if it goes on like that I will increase to 50 minutes for my easy runs after recovery week. I want to thank unironedman, as he had made me aware that vacation includes running as well and I credit taking time off from daily running during August, for making me love running even more.

I also had a look at my fitness data and I can now really see how consistency and recovery trump speed.


I think I am finally getting the hang of it. Winter here I come!

8 Replies to “Speed”

  1. I can’t wait to see how the intervals work out for you. And, by the way, it’s all right to say winter…winter, winter, winter, winter…winter is good! Ha, ha.


  2. Would love to hear more about how you work with recovery times. I have a hard time holding back from running too often, but somewhere in the back of my mind I know I need to take recovery days. The way I have it laid out now is a regular pace 10k on Wednesday, a fast 5k on Friday and a slow 10-15k on Sundays. Finally I rest from running on Mondays and Tuesdays.


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