1. Is interval training a good way to work towards my goal, or should I be doing something else?
2. Am I making the difference between work & recovery too extreme (and should back off on the work periods so I can go faster during recovery)? (This site seems to suggest so.)
3. As I improve, what balance should I strike between adding more intervals and decreasing the rest periods?
philsov wrote:Eeewww... indoor track.
This article has suggestions for pacing and duration, but also suggests only doing this once a week (otherwise doing... steady state, I guess?)
2) I think so, yes. A recovery pace of a 20 minute mile is pretty damn slow (read: walking pace)
3) You'll rarely want to decrease period length. You may want to aim towards increasing your resting pace, though. I'd focus on that first and once you've hit some benchmark on resting pace then see if you can drag yourself through another interval imo.
EvanED wrote:I might move outdoors at some point, but it's winter.
It also sounds like part of the reason that site recommends it once a week is so you aren't fatigued for real races, but of course that's something that doesn't really apply to me.
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