Posted: Today at 09:12
Oh, and actually popped in to report that today's session was the same as last week's (4 x 1 mile @ 10k pace) but with 400m steady recoveries instead of 800m.* I can't really see where this is supposed to progress to from here and am not sure I want to, but when I woke up at 6am I was so delighted that it wasn't pissing down with torrential rain as forecast that I almost didn't mind. In the end, it came out fairly similar to last week (5:58 average, or 5:57.5 if you want to be more precise and make me look faster), in spite of the shorter recoveries and less favourable wind conditions (diagonal cross-wind: all the fun of a headwind and very few of the benefits of a tailwind).
The recoveries were also slightly slower, because I forgot I was doing the fourth one (slightly pointless really after a final rep, but I always do it because I've usually programmed 4x (rep+recovery) into my garmin) until it was nearly over and it was almost too late to sprint to get it in the steady zone.
*Pete will no doubt disapprove, but I gave myself an extra 2 metres by using quarter miles.