Howdy - so that is week 7 day 1 (25mins run).
This run was 0.2km (so 4.1km) further than my previous 25min run last Friday (3.9km), and it felt harder and much more out of control.
The thing is, while it is great increasing the mileage, it isn't actually what I intended, and I didn't particularly enjoy this run or feel 'settled'. It might be the fact I was listening to Us3 (Hand on the Torch) but I didn't intentionally increase my pace - I was aiming for the same pace as last time.
I am planning on increasing pace, and distance, but not yet. I want to focus the next three weeks run on building up stamina and maintaining the same pace as the duration increases.
I did only get about 4 hours sleep last night due to, well, er, let's just say the people in the room above me at the Premier Inn sounded like they were wrestling at 3.00 in the morning :-(, so it might have just been that, but I really didn't feel in control/in a rhythm in this run compared to the runs of the last few weeks.
And yeah, I get 0.2km is pretty much noise, but how it felt (much harder!) is much more what I am trying to control.
Does that make sense? What techniques do you all have for tracking pace?