But I guess it is all a relative game! I vividly remember big Trev from Handy Cross leading me and Frankie back to the clubhouse for a mile at a ridiculous pace that no one could call a "cool down" back in the day!
Admit it, your training is the absolute maximum energy output you can muster in the time allocated .
Oh he's definitely guilty of that.
On "easy pace" runs with me, i'll turn up expecting my easy pace, he'll push the pace up a leap beyond that, then blame me for ratching the pace up
and we're all onto the attempts to "hide" the effort level, by quoting 8min miling on 15milers, hoping we don't realise that it's actually up steep offroad running, meaning in effect it's all been done flat out
Bus, it was the new internal job i've just started, the Slough move is 2016, and not to the summer....it's just the chance to fit the long lunch runs in on occasions if you're around is much less likely now.
Fair play on trying the reps (although less demanding to my first mis-read of 5x1MILE at 10k!! Did that once, at 5.30 dead...must be my best ever session, but very much round a track!
Offroad reps and pace zones are very tough anyway, without any shenanighans. I remember the challenge of finding a sensible location once, when i didn't run mornings. The time of year meant anything post 5pm wasn't going to be safe, so i had to shoehorn a woods section in at lunch, and really hope no dogs would emerge, as I was flooring it back and forwards on a not exactly wide stretch.
Goodyou got away without anything more than session hampered!
Took the MP run to 5.5miles today, so very close to the classic 6miler now. Got to 4.5 and just told myself I fancied an extra 1/2mile, and then did the same 1/2mile back to end near work. That's better, 6.04 average across town.
Felt fresh on the warmup for once, and it just felt decent. It's taking little steps each week, gaining confidence again, and making sure any increase isn't costing anything.