I am following a training program for a 10 k race with a goal of 40 minutes. It consists on 4 training days during 5 weeks. Weeks are more or less like this:
- One day for short series (5 x 200 m at 3'20" - 3'30" / km, two times, with 30" rest between them and 4' rest between blocks)
- One day for tempo run (10 km at 4'30" - 4'40" / km)
- One day for longer series (5 x 1000 m at 3'50" / km, 2' rest between them)
- One day for long steady run (12-14 km at 5' / km)
When I am on the 'series day' I try hard to get to the goal on every single one. However, I don't really know what I should be doing between series. While I know this does not need to be a fartlek, I feel that stopping completely relaxes my body too much, so every new start feels as I have been waiting too much and my heart is back on regular heartbeats.
So: what are you supposed to do between series? Are you supposed to walk a bit, just stretch or keep running so heartbeat does not go down too much?