There’s a 12km run that I like to do. It usually takes me more than 5km/min to run the route. It was the longest run so far with a new running form. The results speak for themselves, not only did I break the 5min/km pace but was able to do it at a lower heart rate.
The calves were on fire, right hip hurt and felt minor discomfort shins. It was all muscle soreness. Didn’t last long. I might have been too ambitious to boost my single run distance by 50%, 8km to 12km.
I think the next thing I have to work on is build up my overall mileage by doing more runs more frequently. The reason I have so many days in between during runs is due to muscle soreness. But as my workload increases and muscles adapt, I expect my recovery to speed up.
May 2018 was probably my best month of running in my life. Got a lot of good runs in, and was able to manage 3 running days in the row, twice.
The goal for July is to run at least 3 days in the row, every week.