My philosophy...

'The road to success is a painful journey through the Wilderness with various obstacles man has to overcome. The journey has its ups and downs, its highs and lows, but man will rise victorious eventually. The human body is designed to deal with everything you throw at it; never give up fighting and you will never lose the fight.'

Monday, 2 August 2010

Pushing those boundaries!

Well, as of late I've become pretty hooked on speed training. My weekly schedule now includes a 5k speed session, as well as a 10k one too. Having had a busy week, I found myself doing these sessions back to back ie. Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday was the 5k session ie. shorter efforts. This entailed 2 mins, 4 mins, 6 mins, 2 mins, 4 mins, 6 mins, 2 mins all of 2 minutes recovery. What a tough session this was, but I was very pleased to get the final 2 minutes on the end as that is some advance on the past few weeks where I have found myself finishing the session on that 6 minutes.
Sunday was the 10k session - 2 x 10 minutes @ 10k race pace off 3 mins recovery. At least I have a 10k race pace now - about 3:39/km. I wasn't expecting to stay with this pace as I was running on a grazing field which doesn't give anywhere near as much pace as the tarmac. I still recorded 3:42 pace for the first set of 10 mins and 3:44 for the second.
I'm now on my recovery week after a solid few weeks training. This fits in nicely as I go out to Swizterland on Thursday to run in the Sierre - Zinal Junior Race on Sunday. I couldn't have got into shape at any better time; I feel as if I'm peaking and ready to rumble!

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