Doing more and more outside as the weather has improved (although it’s been windy as all get out in my part of WI this past couple of weeks, and even flurries today on Mother’s Day!) and I’m getting a better feel for route interruptions for intersections/stop signs/etc as I’ve done workouts and have paid more attention to time at a given effort between points.
I have found that I sometimes can’t start a subsequent interval at exactly the prescribed time to due traffic. Most often I’m running a little longer (let’s say 3:30 when the rest period is set to be 3:00). I do appreciate that I control the start of the next interval with the lap button on my Garmin, but wondering about the implications of going longer/shorter than prescribed and how much leeway is OK and at what point do I start getting a different impact from my workout that Coach Chad had intended?