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Slow_RobGraduate10

An interesting intervals run this morning.. my usual plan is 3 x 1 min 5 then 2 x 1 min 10 finishing with 3 x 1 min 5.

Today I decided to try and run more relaxed and at about 85-90% effort. The reward was splits ranging from 6min 25 to now a best split of 4 min 57 ..

What surprised me was how much comfortable the fast bits felt.. and the resulting splits giving equal to and better times than when I last ran them at 95-100% effort.

It could be down to just getting fitter etc . Good motivation to know I am progressing in my own way..

Will try the same approach on next week's intervals as maybe less is more ..

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That sounds great Rob. The intervals are clearly working well for you. And 4.27 is brilliant!!!

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Slow_RobGraduate10 in reply to Irishprincess

Thsnks Irishprincess 😀

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LorijayGraduate10

Wow great times Rob. I like the sound of your interval plan just wondered what the recovery time is between each sprint? :) :

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Slow_RobGraduate10 in reply to Lorijay

Thanks Lorijay . I use the same recovery time after each sprint I.e. 1min 5 or 1 min 10 ..

If I increase the sprint time. Initially I'll then increase the recovery time to match but then increase it if I feel I need it but try not to.

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LorijayGraduate10 in reply to Slow_Rob

So that would be 1 min sprint 5 min recovery? Sorry if I sound a bit thick :) :)

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Slow_RobGraduate10 in reply to Lorijay

No .. sorry it should be 1 min 5 sec or 1 min 10 sec

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