I apologize for not jumping in earlier. I love the fact that teammates are sharing what they've learned. It's so valuable!
I worked with intervals big time when I first started towards my first running 5K. I adjusted the interval for comfort and efficiency. I went on to do a couple of 5Ks that way until it became second nature. Then I started to work on speed training, resulting in finally being able to run the entire 5K. You want to embrace the run, enjoy it fully, and especially have fun at any race. I never worry about timelines in training. If I'm not full comfortable, I will repeat or mix it up.
Monty, Team Leader
*SP Class of June 3-9, 2012
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