I have been experimenting with various different training ideas etc and trying to find what works best for me time wise. I manage to get a big run in each week and have been mixing it up with back to backs etc. However I have an hour free every morning. I could easily slip in a 5 miler. IS this beneficial? If so how can I make the most out of it. Thing is I usually do not get warmed up until about 5 miles, but it feels like a good opportunity to get a little more time on my feet.
The shorter runs are useful, you will struggle to run long every time you go out for obvious reasons.
Depending on your previous session in the 24/48 hours before you could use your morning run for recovery. 60 mins very easy.
If you have had an easy day or 2 before hand than you could use it as a tempo run. Avoid going flat out into it, use the first mile as a warm up building up to your tempo pace and then maintaining that for the remainder of the session. Same could be said for a hill session maybe, warm up to the hill. 20 mins of hill reps, run back.
You could also use that time for other options if it is the morning following a long or tough session. e.g x-training, stretching or foam rolling?
There are plenty of ways to use the time available.
Good thinking batman. I think the hill reps would be beneficial so I may crack on with that. Don't forget you got to carry me the last 13 miles at the Dorset CTS
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