Recall the 4 ways to continue challenging yourself with intervals:
1. Increase the number of intervals
2. Increase the length of each interval
3. Decrease the recovery
4. Run them faster
Recall last week I ran 6 x 800 on the Robin Hill loop and hit a few under 2:50. I followed that workout up a few days later with 10 x 400 on a flat straight trail and hit some under 80.
Today I upped the number of 800s to 10, with no intention of running them as fast as last week.
Not a bad workout, but not great. When I am having a good day, the times usually continue to drop progressively. Today I was steady but would have been pressed to run much faster. The cool-down was a struggle, and I always see that as a sign that I wasn't quite rested or not just not fit enough for this workout. The good news is that I didn't go the other way and run the last 5 progressively slower.
Easy running tomorrow!