Working it out: 10/02/2014
Run. 5 km @ 27:42 (5:33 pace) - PB!
First run in a week, and first training session since Wednesday last week. I was away over the weekend for a job interview, and received word today that I was unfortunately not successful in landing the job. I was disappointed by not surprised. Nevertheless, I got home and felt pretty flat so I opted out of karate in lieu of some solo training time.
I set off for my run not expecting too much, having not done much in the last few days. I just hoped that I could be around about 28:30 for the 5 km if the body felt up to it. The first 1.5 km felt pretty great actually. I kept ticking over at a decent pace (for me):
1 km - 5:24
2 km - 5:26
3 km - 5:51
4 km - 5:40
5 km - 5:21
Once I got through 2 km, I thought I was feeling good enough to give the PB a shake. I was also buoyed by knowing that I only just missed a 5 km PB (albeit on a flat course) last run, and that was with fatigued legs. Looking at my km splits, I’m pleased that I had 3 out of 5 km under 5:30 pace, and that my slowest km is inching away from 6:00 :)
Making great improvements with my running, with lots of room for further gains too. Tonight’s PB of 27:42 wipes off 22 seconds off my previous PB of 28:04, so I’m stoked with that. My 5 km running has undoubtedly benefited from increased power output over the shorter 3 km and also over the longer 10+ km runs. On Dec 22, I set a target of getting my 5 km PB down to 27:30; that time now seems very achievable over the next month. Once I get there, I’ll set a new target, but for now I’m just going to lower my eyes on focus on 27:30.