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12 x 500m / 1min rest

Posted by thepeteplan on January 4, 2010

After the poor showing at the end of last month on barely breaking 1:47 pace for a 5k I said that I was going to spend some time following the Pete Plan 5k training plan, as detailed here:

https://thepeteplan.wordpress.com/5k-training/

The first session called for a 12 x 500m / 1min rest. Taking the 1:46.8 as a baseline for starting the plan that’s the pace I really should have set off at for the first rep of the session. I knew at least some of the gap was mental though, so was really looking for more like a 1:45 start. Here’s how it went:

12 x 500m / 1min rest:

1:41.9 / 28
1:41.7 / 28
1:41.2 / 28
1:40.9 / 29
1:40.7 / 29
1:40.5 / 29
1:39.9 / 29
1:39.8 / 30
1:39.7 / 30
1:39.2 / 31
1:38.3 / 31
1:35.9 / 33

Ave = 19:59.6 / 1:39.9 / 29

Negative splitting from the 1:42’s of the first couple of reps felt good. After dipping below 1:40 pace on rep 7 I knew coming into the last rep that I must be close to getting the average under 1:40, and just did enough.

Still another 3 full days on holiday in Seattle after today, then flying home late Thursday, so no doubt I’ll still be eating and drinking too much for that time. I should get another 2 or 3 good sessions in too though.

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