This morning I did another speed workout; eager to test my speed after the 5k Sunday that didn’t go as planned. This was the prescribed workout:
The 10k portions of this workout were just fine; I easily finished those within my goal range of 9-9:30 pace. I did encounter some trouble with my route, however.
I swam yesterday, so I opted to run on the hill today. 🙂
I got through this area and soon it was time to run the segments at my 5k pace, which I decided is 8-8:30. That’s what I want it to be, so that’s what I’m doing now. The first segment was rough. I found myself going up a gradual hill and had to walk for a bit. I ran again and came through the segment around 9:00, so it was not a disaster. I walked the recovery and gave it my all for the last .50 segment and finished it in 8:25. 1/2 isn’t bad! And I’m still training. I can continue to improve.
Unfortunately when my Speedwork plan was over I’d run about 5 miles but ended up about .50 miles from home. Whoops. So I walked back and encountered this guy, the second cat I found on this street.