Goal: Horrendous Sounding Speed Session
6 x 90 seconds at 5k pace (6:19 min/miles) with 30 secs recovery
6 x 60 seconds at mile pace (6:01 min/miles) with 1 min recovery straight into 1 mile at 10k pace (6:26 min/mile)
This was a lot better than I expected and I found it a lot easier than last week’s training. I’d like to claim credit and say it’s because I’m getting used to speed sessions or that I’m getting fitter but I think it’s purely because the faster intervals were shorter and had nice generous recovery periods.
In fact, I’d go so far as to so I enjoyed this one.
Is that a sign I wasn’t running hard enough? I hope not as I really want to get that sub-20 min 5k this summer. Also please, please don’t tell Marathon Coach Steve this …otherwise I am quite positive that the next session will be fiendishly difficult. You’ll find me draped over the treadmill crying and swearing off trainers for life.
Actual: 6 x 90 seconds at 5k pace (6:19 min/miles) with 30 secs recovery then 6 x 60 seconds at mile pace (6:01 min/miles) with 1 min recovery straight into 1 mile at 10k pace (6:26 min/mile)