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Final race pace trial

Posted by thepeteplan on February 7, 2010

This session was to be tomorrow, but after a rest day yesterday I figured it was a good one to tick off the list today instead.

3k warm up = 11:15.2 / 1:52.5 / 24

1300m = 4:07.0 / 1:35.0 / 32
6min rest
700m = 2:10.0 / 1:32.8 / 33

Totals: 2k = 6:17.0 / 1:34.2 / 32

This felt much better than the 1200 / 800 last week, and the pace was faster on both reps. No question on the 1300 of sticking to pace, and I was ready to go again before 2mins of the 6min rest. This is a good sign, as anyone who has done a flat out 2k before knows that by the time you get to 1300m you’re pretty knackered, and if you stopped there in a truely flat out attempt you’d not want to do another 700m.

Plan for the rest of the week:
Monday – steady distance around 10k @ 1:50-1:52
Tuesday – rest day as I’m out helicopter flying day and evening, so won’t have time
Wednesday – 30sec on / 30sec off, 16 reps, sub 1:30, 35-36spm
Thursday – short steady if time, but flying to Boston
Friday – warm up and 4 x 500m / 2min rest as race plan
Saturday – rest or paddle and starts
Sunday – race

Looking forward to heading to Boston later in the week, it should be a fun weekend! I’m even starting to look forward to racing the 2k, and feeling good about the pace it will be done at!


One Response to “Final race pace trial”

  1. phil said

    Nice speed work, Pete. I think your plan looks solid for the next week, and you’re right on target. When you get to the race just go all out, don’t leave anything in reserve, and I think you’ll hit or duck under 6.20. Good luck.


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