Tempo Question – I am in Week 12 and struggling to hit pace on my tempo runs. My strength sessions (versions of mile repeats at this point) are going well and I can hit them fine. The tempo runs, that’s another story.
Tempo is always a struggle for me over speed and by Week 10, I was hitting my goals right on the money. Now, this has been two weeks and while I’m out there putting in my best effort, my legs are having difficulty turning over fast enough (and the wind hasn’t been doing me any favors).
Did I bite off more than I can chew with my goal? Is this just cumulative fatigue hitting me — keep soldiering through? Thoughts?
One of the most common things I see is just not enough recovery time between the Tues/Thursday. I would consider swapping your Thurs/Friday around to give one more day recovery and see if that helps at all.
I purchased the 8 week, 40 mpw plan, the PDF does not list any recovery distances for the lactate threshold and speed workouts. Ex: WK1 2 mile WU, 5×1 mile @ HMP, 1 mile CD, but has a total of 9 miles for the day. WK2 2 mile WU, 6×800 @ 10K pace, 1 mile CD total 7.5 miles.
They won’t. There’s just not enough room. That’s why I don’t really like the PDF.
Are you using the structured workout feature at all? Also, could either set up the email or text notifications and you’ll have them sent to you based on what time you decide. Otherwise, you’ll have to reference the FS calendar.