As highlighted in yesterdays blog I was slightly worried about this new session, for two reasons, one that it is difficult outside of a race scenario to push yourself and secondly my routes around work are not contusive to a tempo run, the are lost of hills/rises to climb up and run down making it difficult to maintain a speed.
I didn’t decide on the route to use until I was out of the office, in the end the route I took was about as could find in the area. I started with a half mile warm up and then started the tempo run, the first part of the route is down hill and I struggled not to let my legs go with the descent, as it began to plateau off I was probably going out bit too fast, but I was comfortable. Anyway, not much really happened, and I ended up finishing the 6 mile temp run in 35:41, some 20secs quicker than my training plan requires but at least I know that next week I can do the time again if not faster. I finished the session off with a mile warm down jog.