Having spent the winter and spring building up endurance, its now time to start looking towards trying to get some speed into my legs. Therefore tonight indicated the start of regular interval sessions to try and get my 5k and 10k times down – certainly too late to have any impact on this Sundays 10k in Woburn though.
Meeting up with friends to start out the run at a nice warm-up pace, we went our separate ways for me to run 6x400m repeats. As always with repeats the slowest one is the one that counts – 1m 37s (the fastest, for those interested, was 1m 29s). Fairly happy with that, and think I got the about the right number of repeats and intensity when running because it was the last one that was the slowest and my legs certainly started to give up at some point during that last rep.
Only other thing from tonight was I started using my heart rate monitor again tonight – with the highest recorded by 189.