One thing I'm learning about blogging is it can be a bit like shopping when your hungry.... Just as when you enter the supermarket hungry you could commit to eating everything in the shop but once you're full your done... you need to be careful as likewise if you log on in a good mood you could commit to setting all sorts of new PB's and then later when the blood rush is over you look to the the edit post section in retreat..
I've been mulling around the place the last three days wondering what's next on the agenda . Having done 3 Marathons last year it became clear to me that I needed to go back and look at building up speed at the lower distances before improving my marathon time anymore. I read somewhere that Paula Radcliffe said she starts with mile one and builds from there up and to be honest if you take away all the technical stuff you read and think back to how you would imagine you get faster when you began running that's the way you would go about it. So I have reduced the mileage and have seen some improvement.
My plan now is to concentrate on the Ballycotton 5 mile series and also find the flatest 5 miles I can find and set a 5 mile PB for mental preperation. So Im going to start with mile 1, not to run my fastest mile ever but to run it at my ideal 5 mile pace and then mile 2,3,4,5 and I'm not moving off each mile until I can run them at my ideal pace ..of course this means I might not be running any race soon...or maybe ever.. but this is none the less my plan.. I'm sure many plans are probably based around it but I just think it makes sense so that's the way I'm going to look for a 30 min 5 mile this summer.. Check in later to see if I have edited anything (: