Just a quick update on my first post about half-marathon training. I created a My Asics Training Plan which I love and I'm now nearly at the end of the pre-conditioning phase.
I was just wondering if anyone else really struggles with the "pace" runs. I feel like I'm never ever going to get any faster than I am now. On the first one I did, I ran the first km at pace then after another 0.5 k I was told I was too slow. My poor husband had to wait for me whilst I stopped and started crying in the hedge! I'm not sure why the plan tells you to run really slowly and then all of a sudden expects you to run 4.5 miles at a pace faster than you ever have before. Why doesn't it do this over shorter distances?
I'm sort of ok running just under 8 minute kilometres but would love to think I could do the 7 minute ones the plan wants. I fly into a panic every time one is coming up though and end up dreading the run. Sounds silly I know ( I haven't even entered a half-marathon yet) but it's just a challenge I've set myself. I've been reading up on all sorts of exercises I should be doing but don't know what's best really. Any advice gratefully received.