LtH posted the other day about mistakes runners make and one of mine is running a mediocre run every time and not switching it up. So today I did some speed work. I did fartleks and I tried to stay around 10min mile pace (that is fast for me ) during my fast parts. I ended up doing very well but in my brain 10 minute mile is hard so everytime I looked down at my watch, I was running like an 8 minute mile. My goal is to be able to work on maintaining a 10 minute mile pace during that time.
Misty, I don't even look at my watch when I do this kind of run.
I just pick a spot, not too far, and run faster until I get there. Slow down for a while, and then pick a new spot.