Thursday, May 3, 2012

TRACK: 5X1000M

On Monday I forced myself to get out and run an easy 6.5 miles at Lake Needwood, to get the junk out of my legs from the race.  Tuesday, I took off.  I needed a day off and was pretty exhausted.  My calves were also ripped to pieces.

Wednesday morning I ran an easy 4.5 with my dog Mickey, feeling better.  That afternoon, I headed over the track to do a workout.  I planned on 4x1000m, but I felt good and decided to do 5.  It was the perfect 5k prep workout.  The rests were about 3-4 minutes between each. 

Splits: 2:57, 2:54, 2:53, 2:55, 2:58 = 14:37 total time.

Last year, before I ran 15:13, I did the same workout, but each interval was 4-5 seconds slower(adding up to 15:00).

I really like 1000s for 5k training-these give me a lot of confidence. 
I am entered in the Swarthmore College 5000M on Monday, May 14.  Excited to spike up and race on the track.

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