someone more experienced than me will be along soon i'm sure.
but i think the idea is to maintain the same paceas much as poss.
but they do look pretty similar - hard to get it exactly right.
probably with practise it gets easier to judge your pace/effort
Hey Runner Duck!!
I always find I run the first few intervals too fast too, but I have tried doing them starting off slower but they still get slower as I get to the end so I just carry on going fast at the beginning of intervals even if you aren't meant to! I quite like interval sessions as they can make training a bit more exciting Hope you liked your first lot of intervals!!
Hi, thanks for the replies. Mouserunner - I did enjoy the intervals, although they were quite hard work!
Grendel - the recoveries were around 2 and a half minutes long. The numbers above show the average pace per mile.
The idea is to run your intervals at the same pace. The last rep will be hard. Learning to pace yourself properly is quite hard and takes practice.
If you find pacing difficult you are better off starting slowly and increasing the pace on the last two or even adding an extra rep if you've plenty still left in the tank.
I find intervals on the dreadmill keep me consistant and adjust the gradient to get the hills.
Outside i tend to slow off.
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