Thanks for the reply. A typical optimal week during GPP might look like:
Monday: 42200 in around 35 seconds apiece with 40s breaks and a walkback break in the middle. This is around what I figure 75% is right now, since tempo is on grass, in flats, and I haven’t been doing 200 specific endurance. All the below times will be what I am capable of now and right around what I figure 75% is for the distance. The last one usually feels like I’m running the given distance at about 90% from completely fresh.
I say an optimal week because recently I haven’t been able to train six days a week and my distances have also not been exact since I haven’t been doing tempo in the infield of a track most of the time.
As I enter SPP tempo will be 3 times a week and speed/weights will be 3 times a week. The times for tempo will stay about the same and the question is whether the distances can stay the same or whether I should concentrate more on the shorter stuff.
I don’t see too much of a problem doing longer tempo runs. It will probably help you, especially if you run the 200. I don’t see how it would hurt. Maybe you shouldn’t do long tempo EVERY day, but maybe 1 short day, 1 medium day (200-300m reps) and one long day (300m and over) might work.