Well. I started out wanting to do a Progressive run. I prefer that to the idea of the traditional tempo pyramid of speed.
I got to about 20 mins and suddenly, I was not able to hold the tempo. I was to do 35 mins My plan was to do like the week before, start and increase the speed by .1 every 5 minutes. Well I got to 20 mins. I think my error may have been in starting at a speed that was slightly faster than the last time I did this. So…I was going to increase speed and time. I should have just increased time.
At any rate for the last 15 mins I ended up doing intervals that were not really planned out, and so Lots of frustration this morning.
THe part that did feel good was that I sweated tons. I feel tired, and like I got in a good run. the part that feels bad is the part of me that sees the time that is all jacked up…and the fact that I did not execute my plan.
I’ll be doing a lot more tempo runs in the future. lesson learned, start a wee bit slower and I’ll be able to warm up (or whatever!) and hold on longer.
Time to shake off the feeling of disappointment and move on. I still have 3 more miles in the bank.