Thursday, May 3, 2012
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.