Thanks for the input. Maybe I'll try slog out 8 reps and then do a longer steady session. I have not "built up" to the 12 reps at all. Recently he has set longer reps, 2K, 3K, even 4K reps at a slower pace. I think what I need though is to be able to manage a controlled workout and not just "die".
~I'll let you know how I get along...
When you say that the HM target is out of step with my 10K PB do you mean that my HM target should be faster?
Right - my 10K PB is around 44 mins, by HM PB is around 1hr 42 mins (I'm 46 yrs old). Training around 50-60K a week, in 5 runs: 1 x long run (18-20K), 1 x intervals, 1 x medium run (12K), and some easier runs.
So is the pace too fast, or the reps too many?
And my coach is a real person who sends me workouts via email. I have seen him a few times and he usually trains marathon runners. I'd consider myself a middle distance as I focus on 10K and HM, never done a marathon... yet.
Cougie - yep, same coach. Never took the time to find a new one, just stuck in a rut! Is he a bit crazy?