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 ..