Ahhhhh tempo miles. How I’ve missed you.
Not really. But also kind of.
My main issue with tempo miles is the mental stress of knowing you have to hit certain paces, and to be honest they just end up looming over your head all day. Or they do for me, at least. The weird thing is that I don’t actually have that hard a time hitting my paces- the battle is entirely mental for me.
Halfway through I’m just like… can we not?
But then once I’m done I feel an overwhelming sense of satisfaction at having achieved something I really didn’t want to do. I’m trying to follow a Run Less, Run Faster -type training programme, and whilst I’m noticing the benefits, I guess i’m still getting used to having to put in 100% at every training session- no junk or easy miles here!
The point is, tempo miles are an important part of training, and let’s be honest I just need to put my big girl pants on and deal with it.
How do you get through tempo miles?
Lots of love,