Took a rest day on Monday and therefore headed into Tuesdays track session of 6 x 1k @ 5k pace feeling refreshed which showed in the times compared to last week:-
03:43 (pushed the last rep to get under 3:45 - 1:30 laps)
Recoveries were still greater than the scheduled 3 mins as Pat tended to stretch just as we approached the start line for each rep.
Running in lane 3 (1,048m) the pace equated to 05:42 to 05:50 (03:33 - 03:38).
I still felt strong for this mornings recovery run (normally 08:30+ pace) churning out 10.7 miles in 01:23:58. Somehow I feel tomorrow mornings tempo run of 5.5 miles @ 10k pace will suffer.
Tue 25th Mar
8.1 miles in 01:07:08 (08:17 pace @ 141HR) with 6 x 1k @ 03:43 to 03:48
Wed 26th Mar
10.7 Miles in 01:23:58 (07:51 pace @ 131HR)
I started running shortly after my 40th birthday to train for the "once in a lifetime marathon" (mid-life crisis and all that) and haven't been able to stop since. This blog charts my progress as I attempt to go farther and faster than I have ever gone before.