Anyone else find it mad how they can't run as fast for as long on a treadmill as they can ouside, especially with the theory that you should run at a 1% incline to make up for air resistance (which I don't do).
For example, my 10km race pace is 12.5km/hr. Was doing 3*1mile intervals this week with 400m jogs between at this pace, actually had to stop for a quick jog mid the last one. Obviously raceday you are a bit recovered and have the buzz to push you but still ... the difference is insane.
Doing Richmond 10km in two weeks in case anyone there.
I'm definitely heavy footed and I've read that it knackers your legs out quicker so I'm trying to reduce foot contact with the ground time and land slightly further forwards. Also its something to think about on the more boring miles!
Hello all - back in training this week after a month off. (during that month doing an 8-10mile run and a speed session and a couple of body pump classes a week).
So next half marathon is October, the Richmond half and following the RW 12 week plan. Doing Brixton 10km on 24th Aug.
Week started well given the month of partying and less focused exercise.
Mon - 600m (200m jog) *4 (plus warm up/down) at 10km pace (12.5km/hr)
Tue - 4miles with 2miles fartlek between 11.5 km/hr and 13.5 km/hr and some weights
Wed - will be 4miles easy and weights
Concentrating on improving technique a lot this time ... lighter footed, hamstring rather than quad driven and more focused arms mostly. Its creating a slightly sore ankle and ball of foot atm but nothing concerning.