Now that I’ve got my half-marathon under my belt, I’m 2.5 weeks away from my next 10k race. I have the endurance down, but now I need to get my speed up!
Back in February, I posted about trying different kinds of speed work. Week 4 was “Speed Training From Hell”. Today, I decided to give it another go! Here’s what that week looked like, back in February.
Speed Training from Hell. That’s not really what it was called. I came across a speed-training workout from a twitter post… I wish I remembered what it was called or even the website of the article. Anyway, I can vaguely describe it… it has caused a bit of amnesia, much like child-birth can do to us women to make us want to continue to have children. Basically, it was a nice long warmup, then 4 x 1000m intervals at 5k race pace. Once those are done, do 1 x 600m interval at 3k pace. I think I got through 3 intervals of the 5k pace and did the 1 @ 3k pace, but it’s all very fuzzy!
Today, I made it through all 4 x 1000m intervals at a 5:18 min/km pace (8:32 min/mile) then did one 600m interval at 5:07 min/km (8:14 min/mile). Next week I’ll have to try a second set of intervals. Thinking about it is making me sweat profusely!