Today I made a large increase in my running distance, surprassing five miles again, some sixty six or so per cent greater than yesterday, with the pay off being that I am back at eleven minute miles or worse. I now face a decision, to run slowly every day or to alternate days and try to gain speed. There is an opinion in the running community that one should only increment distance by five per cent weekly, however, I think I have started too low in my distance so right now it feels as though my body can handle this just fine. I broadly agree with the principle, however.
I think that alternate days are the way forward so I shall just have to find something else to do on the off days!