Especially because he's already gotten on my case about the same thing this week. After going a little bit faster than prescribed for my track workout on Tuesday, I went a lot faster than prescribed for my tempo on Thursday and then significantly faster on my moderate run yesterday. Here's what I was supposed to do this week versus what I actually did.
Prescribed Track Workout: 5 x 1000 @ 3:48
Actual Track Workout: 4 @ 3:46 and the last one at 3:43
Prescribed Tempo Workout: 5 miles continuous with 3 @ 6:45; 1 @ 6:35; 1 @ 6:30
Actual Tempo Workout: 6:46; 6:44; 6:34; 6:26; 6:17
Prescribed Moderate Run: 10 @ 7:05
Actual Moderate Run: 10 @ 6:59
Prescribed Long Run: 14 @ 7:30
Actual Long Run: 14 @ 7:17
So, mrp has a point. But I have been feeling great and adequate recovery doesn't seem to be an issue. I have never really been one to go too fast in my workouts. Typically, when I have it's only because my fitness was there. I am just worried that perhaps I am deluding myself and that I want my fitness to support these paces, but it actually doesn't and I'm cruising to overdo it. What do you all think? Is it ok to run faster in workouts or should one always stick as close to the prescribed pace as possible?
For what it's worth, this felt like a great week and I am feeling really strong and happy with how things are going! Yay for that, at least!!!