How to Track Running Progress?
But now I want to draw up something similar for my running. The problem is that my running target is more speed related - I want to achieve a personal best of 40 minutes for 10k. This is going to take a lot of work, as it represents around an 8% improvement.
The best technique I know for improving run times (especially over such intermediate distances) is interval training. In the past, I’ve done one interval training session a week with 4-6 one-mile circuits, and one longer run of 6-12 miles, where the longer the distance, the less concerned I am about splits & overall time. This combination REALLY seems to improve fitness, speed and endurance.
HOWEVER . . . before I was just working up to achieve a level of fitness that would measure up to a simpler challenge - just completing my first sprint triathlon. This year my target’s more focused, and I have a definite pass / fail line.
So how do I track & measure progress in training to hit that 10k in 40 mins target?