Ok, so the stamina is returning and I am now able to do my 10k runs again. Will not extend that for a while until I know I can do them regularly and remain niggle free - BUT at the moment I am still way off the pace I used to run at before my 'summer of injury'! In the past I have always allowed my pace to build naturally on my 5k runs, challenging myself a little when I feel good by running faster 'to that tree up there' or 'that lamp post' (fartleking, I guess). I am most likely to do it this way again as it is something that I can just play around with and feel in control of but it got me wondering what others on here do to improve pace? Do you do fartleking, intervals or go out on shorter than 5k runs to work on speed? I also know that the longer runs and hills that I am including will help with my overall strength but what are your top tips for improving pace? 🙂
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