Posted: 25/07/2015 at 08:54
Good to know it worked for you RicF! I'm in a position I can still try new things since I've not exhausted options in training and need to build miles anyway. Of course all training can be a grind but something new will help given I found I was in a plateau I guess and doing similar things. Frustrated that I did several 4/5m tempos at 5:30 pace only to produce that in the two races.. Naturally given my low average mileage I should improve but I think the long term it'll benefit me much more when I get consistent sessions in on top of it.
Had a brief chat with RunNer via Strava yesterday and I said it will be interesting to see how I fare at the IOW HM on August 16th. Given he is coming into the form sessions have showed will be a good thread race
I already feel stronger but not faster so to speak, I will speak to coach about introducing strides at the end of some of the runs
12m early again, out by about 6:10 . Stayed in an unknown area so was lovely to run on new roads, could have ventured off road but didn't want to get too lost. Lovely day, much changed from yesterday!
7:19 pace so 1:28 hour on my feet and a good few hills so it bumped up the HR although aiming to keep it c140 again. Some low 7 miles and some 7:4xs
Average HR 138 so 72.6% MHR
The PF on left foot was painful again to start and eased. Tender now after the run so going to be careful about this
Can't quote exact mileage for the week till I see my log but c45