“Following advice about how to improve my overall speed, I gave hill training and tempo running a go this week. The speed run took me to breaking point, but I made it – just! Once I looked at my time and saw what I had achieved, it was worth it. I achieved my quickest average pace ever – 8.31 min per mile compared to 9.5 – 10 per mile. Next up was hills…not just small slopes, they felt more like mammoth mountains! I maintained a steady pace for 30 second sets with a 10 second walk. Although this was tough, I know that the pay off will come further down to line by making me stronger. I will be including a tempo run and a hill run once a week alongside my other runs.”
PT Top Tip: Elaine wants to knock about 12 minutes off her half marathon time. Incorporating these runs will help – having the confidence to push her pace on her regular runs is key to her progress.
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