I said previously I was planning on intervals and that's exactly what I've been doing!...well on and off when I remember.
I have a frustrating relationship doing intervals, they are so much harder to do when your on your own as it can be hard to push yourself but 95% of my training is on my own but about 7-10 days after doing a couple of hard sessions I have always found some improvement in my pace.
So I really don't want to do them, but I know they are good for my overall performance and they certainly pay off as seen from the recent 1:29:33 half marathon time.
In addition, I've found that shorter runs like my usual 5mile morning or evening run where it would have been a massive push to do just under 7min miles is now down into 6:50min/mile - 6:40min/mile avg pace for the overall run. Its a push to do this but its alot faster then the same effort even before the summer.
Its times like this I wish there was a local running club so I wouldn't have to drive 10miles to do speed sessions etc with other runners (even that can be awkward to get to). On that note, if there's anyone local reading this that wants to head out for few runs feel free to drop me a message.
Miles This Year: 1,444 miles