from Neely Runs
I had to look this phrase up because Bread and Butter is certainly not a staple in our house, but you know what is??? Progression Long Runs.
The art of a Progression run is honed over time, the key is to not be too aggressive too early. I suggest you choose a flat-ish route. Start out at your normal easy pace, and with each mile, increase the effort a little notch, so by the time you hit half way, you’re starting to focus, and by the final mile, you are working pretty hard. I like to do these at least once a month throughout a training segment with increasing distance to see progress. When my fitness comes around, it shines through and I have confidence going into my next race! Here are my splits for yesterday’s long run.
DATA: 16mi Progression, 1mi Cool Down
Total Time: 1:50
Avg Pace: 6:30/mi