Low pressure way to pace your progressive run!

Progressive runs are bread and butter training runs. They work on lactate threshold while, typically, are not too demanding. There are many ways to structure a progressive run (cut down the pace each mile/km, cut down the pace each third or quarter, etc). Next time try this:

Set your watch so it shows your ‘average pace.’ I.e. not the pace you are currently running. Start your run at relaxed running pace. Check your watch 5-10 mins into the run and note the average pace. Then, each time our check again just make sure that the average pace is getting faster – that is it. This way you don’t need to fuss at the actual pace you are running – just that you are getting faster. And that is it. Check out my run from today using this technique:

look at that pacing…