Well, I didn’t get going on the day I wanted to, but I got there. Treadmill run at lunch time today while working from home so that I could squeeze it all in. Started the program with a bang – I’ve increased my paces for intervals by two levels in the Nike training plan which made for a pretty full on session today.
Tempo pace, which was my “easy” today has increased from 7:10 to 6:30min/km. Fastest intervals were kilometre pace, which has increased from 6:15 to 5:35min/km. I didn’t do this exact session last time around on this plan, so I don’t have anything to compare it to, but intervals last time were always relatively easy. I don’t think that’s going to be the case this time!
I have a couple of sessions to catch up on, but if I can squeeze one in every other day for the next week I will be all caught up. Good things about my run today were my heart rate recovery between intervals was great dropping back under 120bpm every time and usually a lot less. My cadence was also looking good with my fastest intervals jumping to about 170spm on average – so much better and I wasn’t even focussing on it. I’m also looking forward to seeing the impact the faster interval sessions will have on my pace overall!