Sunday, 25 October 2009

Day 180 - tempo fate

Type - Tempo run

Distance - 6 miles

Time - 42 minutes 0 seconds

I didn't have as much time as usual for the Thursday evening training run, so we decided to do a six mile run, and ended up doing an inadvertent tempo run. The run was over the usual riverside track, just finishing a bit earlier than last week to get in the round six miles (map). The first mile seemed a touch slow, but we picked it up to finish the first three miles in 22 minutes and 20 seconds.

But then we picked up the pace for the next three miles, finishing with a strong final mile and a dash up the hill to the Aldwych.

This was a good negative split, with a fantastic final three miles running at under 6.5 minute miles. We finished at 42 minutes dead - exactly seven minute miles for the whole six miles. It felt quick and, once complete, felt good. Whilst it is important to be increasing the distance I am running, I am pleased to be attacking the intensity of the training. It might get me a decent time for the next half marathon and any marathon to come.

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