Yesterday I did 8 miles at long tempo pace, my target pace 8.53, ended up 8.56 for a total time 1.11.24. Not exactly as fast as it should have been but not far off, I'll take it!
The times in brackets are the times I had intended to run each mile in. On long runs I tend to do one on pace, one slower and one faster giving me some recovery time. It seems to help me keep pace better, it didn't go exactly to plan on this run, I think the hills in it slowed me down more than I'd expected but I'm glad I did the route I did cause the hills are good training!
Mile 1 - 8.55 (8.53)
Mile 2 - 9.18 (9.23)
Mile 3 - 8.39 (8.23)
Mile 4 - 9.08 (9.23)
Mile 5 - 9.07 (8.53)
Mile 6 - 9.24 (8.23)
Mile 7 - 8.19 (8.53)
Mile 8 - 8.34 (8.53)
This 10k plan from Run Less Run Faster is really hard work! It seems a lot more intensive than the half marathon plan in the book but I love it. It's really pushing me to my limits and I feel like I'll be a lot stronger runner when I make it to the end of it.
Miles - 16
Gymnastics - 2 - I did some on Friday but I forgot to blog about it!
Can any UK bloggers get in touch with me please.. I'm trying to figure out how many UK healthy living bloggers are around. Also if you know of any UK blogs can you pop a link in my comment box so I can go check them out... I'm hatching a masterplan ;-)
Also I just signed up for this resource too, it's a directory of healthy living blogs, if you're interested go check it out and get yourself on there too! There's only one UK one on there so far and I know there are more of you!
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