Had a GREAT idea today for some "speed" work. I planned to run three miles but at above my usual pace and rest and stretch between miles. Good plan!
First mile: 9:04! Are you freaking kidding me!
I stretched and rested as planned because I think that one key to getting faster is to just take bigger strides. Not that that doesn't cost you more energy but by getting a little more stretched out perhaps possible.
5 minutes of stretch and rest
Second mile" 10:15 Not bad. I didn't think another 9 minute mile was going to happen.
more stretching and resting
Third mile . . . .well there you go. Tank was empty but I had some nice jogs on the way back.