Monday, January 30, 2012

5K time trial

   So I have been planning on this time trial since Friday. Psyching up for it, planning a scientific strategy in order to break 24 minutes in a 5K time trial. I always train on 1 degree incline so that is a given. The plan was to start at 7.5mph or 8 minute mile pace and settle in and relax. Then each 1/2 mile I would increase by .1mph until 3 miles and finish out at 8.1mph. That would break 24 minutes by the math. I actually did the 3.1 miles in 23:58!! Sure it was a flat, easy course, but I really feel encouraged by this effort. I really never got to a bad place during this run...it was smooth and in control the whole way. The last 1/10th I was sucking air a little but not bad. So this helps give me an idea where I am in my training......so the rest of the week is a recovery week...I will cut down on time and D and prepare for next week as I keep training. Peace!

2 comments:

Marlene said...

Congratulations!!! That is a smokin' fast 5K! Your dedication is paying off.

Jill said...

That's excellent, well done!!!

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