Right I was getting back into training after August. Got out about 7 weeks all in. I started on a general conditioning block and had done I think 3 weeks into training block b (the third week I added in 2 heavy threshold sessions while starting on the 5/3/1 method and already doing 2 HICT session of 15 minutes on, 5 off, 15 on) when surprise surprise I got man flu. Anywho, I had some achilles tendon issues from maybe the 3rd week into it from a thai boxing related injury. Me being me, carried on for 2 weeks. Long story short, I haven't done any running since August so as to let the thing heal. Went running last Thursday in my vibrams, keeping the HR sub 150 and just did 2 miles as I think I still had the virus in me. I went for a relaxing run (again sub 150) on Sunday to see how I was feeling as I've entered a 15 cross country thing at the end of November. Now it might be the rest (6 days of monging it), but I was coasting around 8 min 29 (8 min 16 average moving time). Nothing spectacular, but considering no running for 6 or so weeks and for those week my major cardio was eliptical work and HICT, I was quite surprised to keep that pace with that HR. For any HICT users, has anyone found it influenced their running pace/lower leg workouts.