Welcome to week 9! Week 9 is where the training ramps up again in the form of tempo runs on Mondays. Now, the run is meant to be done at a 9 mile per minute pace, which is very close to me sprinting all out. I’m only 5’2″ and that is definitely not all leg. 😂
I did some investigating and found that the tempo run could be run 5 minutes fast 5 minutes slower- repeat until done. So, this is what I did. It was the practical solution. I also ran this on the treadmill because 1. it was raining and 2. I can maintain a steady pace on the treadmill whereas trying to maintain a 9 and change pace outside doesn’t work well for me.
It went better than I expected, and I found I really didn’t need the 5 minutes of rest, more like 2-3 minutes if that. Something to work on next Monday. By the end, I was completely soaked through all my layers which was pretty gross, tbh.
Hopefully, the remainder of runs this week will go as well!