I would call that 'regaining fitness' i think. You cannot compartentalise your running life into phases and start the clock again completely afresh. A pb is for life, or until it is beaten
I am mildly confused, are you talking about improving times in training runs or official race pb's?
For me personally right now, training runs.
Thanks running guru!
Ahh, it is a nice feeling for a few weeks getting into (or back into) training and getting PBs every week. Found that with my cycling time trials this summer, but then did realise they would eventually level out and wouldn't be getting them very often any more unless really worked much harder! (Those were the days!). Makes getting a PB again when they are not so often even sweeter.
Well done though and it's a great way to see progress, they are very motivating when you need it the most.
Its not a wise thing to do though after injury or time off.......each week trying to run faster and faster......
it means that you will not be listening to your body to see how its coping.......it means that you are concentrating too much on speed and not letting your body get back to fitness slowly.
leaves no room for slow recovery runs and cutback recovery runs.......and the need to go faster and faster will really increase your chances of getting injured......and back to square one
I can see your point of view. The main emphasis for me, is quality over quantity. To that end I don't do recovery runs or slow runs. I'm either all in or I'm off. Part of my job is to take part in mandatory fitness sessions. If it is session which involves a run, i don't control the pace of the run, so I won't always be training to my suggested training pace times.
Guru- I think its long been established that over the long term the best way to running gains is a decent mix of easy running. Not least because this safely develops all the other muscles and tendons and you don't have to back off every six weeks due to an injury then start again. Your better off training far less severely and getting in say 26 weeks without a niggle than doing six on two off due to niggles.
How does it make me feel?
Annoyed- because it throws into sharp relief how muchfaster id be if I had been running like this in my 20s
You mean you deserved the Pb for all the smart work you put in. For the record smart and hard are not opposites. You need to work hard but be smart about how and when you do it.
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