6 miles easy + 4 x 20 sec strides, 63-68 degree
My legs have recovered from the Monday’s hill sprints. They felt good for today’s 6 miles (9:30 pace) and the striders. And tomorrow’s steady run will continue the aerobic strengthening workout.
Aerobic strengthening takes time. The rate that I am increasing my running intensity is gradual and comfortable enough for me to run by feel and avoid injury. I take my time to warm up, cool down, and feel every step in between.
Often people get impatient at this point of the build up. They start to run too fast or long before their muscular structure is ready. The result is all too predictable in injuries. And that sucks when it happens because the setback is more than physical.
Similarly, holding a training schedule sacred, mindless following the schedule just to check off the mileage or pace are common mistakes that have detrimental effects and negate the training benefits. Being there. Done that. And no more.
How do you receive feedback? before or after the fact?