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Longer distance intervals hurt

Posted by thepeteplan on April 28, 2008

Today’s longer distance interval session is one I had trialled on 14th April. I thought at the time I’d had a great session then, and today confirmed that. I knew I wasn’t feeling up to beating my paces from 2 weeks ago today, so started off 1second slower pace for the first interval, but still found it very tough going through the middle.

Training:

5k = 17:38.3 / 1:45.8 / 28

5min rest

4k = 13:59.7 / 1:44.9 / 29

4min rest

3k = 10:33.5 / 1:45.5 / 29

3min rest

2k = 6:59.2 / 1:44.8 / 29

2min rest

1k = 3:25.4 / 1:42.7 / 30

Totals: 15k = 52:36.1 / 1:45.2 / 29

Two weeks ago I started the session 1sec faster pace on the 5k, and successfully stepped down in pace by 1second each rep. Part of the reason I couldn’t match that today was physical – I’ve been doing a high volume of training in the past two weeks. A big part of it was mental though because I knew how hard I had pushed on the session before, and how I couldn’t have gone any faster. Still a solid session with a good amount of distance at a pretty fast pace though.

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