So, with this in mind I am tackling a 5 mile race on Sunday. If I could run 6:15 pace for 5 miles running those training paces, I KNOW I can run a substantial pr on Sunday. I am working hard not to be intimidated to run low 6's and maybe even a high 5:50 or two. I will not be afraid. I'm going for it! Can't wait!
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Over the last few weeks I have been training faster than I ever have before. In 2007, when I set most of my pr's I struggled to get through 6 miles 7:00 pace. Last Thursday, I ran 6 miles @ 6:28 pace and didn't struggle at all! Right before I set my 5 mile pr I ran 3 x 1600 @ 6:25-6:26 pace. Last week I ran 4 x 1600 @ 6:11; 6:15; 6:10; 6:06 and it felt like total cake. Also around that time in 2007 I ran a workout that was 6 x 800@ 3:10-3:11 pace. Yesterday I did 5 sets of 800's and 400's with just :30 seconds in between reps and 1:30 in between sets. All but one of the 800's were under 3:00 and that was with an insanely crazy swirling wind.
Posted by The Salty One at 10:47 AM