running

Speed

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!

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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.

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

8 thoughts on “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.

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  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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