Originally Posted by Mr. Flopnuts
Whether it's faster, longer, or both, always be ready to die when you step off. That's what I did, and it worked wonders for my endurance and my speed. It also helped the **** out of my self image. May not be an issue for you, but you can never feel too good about yourself and your accomplishments.
I'll have to start pushing myself more. This last week felt like a breeze compared to when I started a month ago, and I've been gradually increasing speed. (From 7.0 to 7.7).
I think I'll start with 7.7 and get up to 8.0 and add an extra interval and see how I feel today.