I have been thinking recently that I have hit a bit of a wall, and my minutes per miles have not improved lately. However when I have actually looked at my training log, due to holidays and injuries. I have only done 4 runs in July so far (22nd today), and this week (week 15) is the first week that I have managed 3 runs in a week since week 9. So it is little wonder my times have stuck a bit, I have clearly only been doing enough to maintain my aerobic base. I have not been doing enough to improve it. Below are my runs for July so far.
Week 15 – 21st July 2016 – Aerobic Base Run – 3.1m – 00:43:56 – 14:02min/m
Week 15 – 19th July 2016 – Aerobic Base Run – 3.1m – 00:45:32 – 14:51min/m
Week 15 – 16th July 2016 – Aerobic Base Run – 6.65m – 01:37:08 – 14:02min/m
Week 14 – 14th July 2016 – Aerobic Base Run – 3.08m – 00:43:11 – 14:02min/m
So with all this in mind, I am not to worried with my times at the minute.
My calf injury has recovered, and I am feeling no affects from it. It was definitely an impact or a wear & tear injury. I did not pull or tear the muscle. So I have to be mindful of how quickly I increase my mileage, as cartilage and tendons improve at slower rate than muscle. Especially as my training has been a bit erratic lately.