Thursday, April 17

bad habit?

I think I'm developing a bad habit with my running. I noticed that with my 3mi runs (which today went a lot easier than yesterdays run), I'm speeding up. I did the first 5min at 5.3 then next 10min at 5.5. Then next 10min at 5.7 and the last 5min or so at 6.0. I kept running until I had done the full three miles. Is that bad? Should I keep it at one consistent pace? Am I setting myself up for injury? Help! I'm new to this!

1 comment:

Bob Hazen said...

That's called a tempo run (increased tempo) - I'd only do that once or twice a week. It can be taxing on your legs, and may hurt your recovery over a period of time (weeks).