4 miles easy pace with fartlek surges, cloudy & 67 degree
The morning air was cool, and my strides felt good. Instead of the planned three miles, I ran four including a couple fartlek during mile 3.
Since this being a “down” week, my body could use both a break and the mileage. Sounds contradictory? Here is my plan: run four miles everyday which spreads the running load evenly across the week and a moderate distance on Saturday.
This way I incur low stress and yet build some distance (similar to my week 1 schedule). A win-win approach. In addition, the blisters on my feet have healed. The extra day of rest on yesterday has paid off.
Do you have other examples of a “win-win” approach?