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2k = 6:25.5

Posted by thepeteplan on July 28, 2010

Continuing the momentum of regular 2k trials today aiming to improve on the 6:28 from last week. The plan today was to break 6:26 with pacing of 5 hard strokes, settle to 1:37 / 1:38 through the middle, speed up in the final 500m. I also wanted to deliberately keep the stroke rate higher to make it easier to increase pace in the last 500m. Here’s how it went:

2k = 6:25.5 / 1:36.3 / 32
500m splits:
1:36.1 / 33
1:37.4 / 32
1:37.4 / 31
1:34.6 / 33

Perfectly to plan. Next time the aim will have to be to keep the pace a bit faster through the middle with a goal of breaking 6:24. Ideally I’d like to get this progression down to under 6:20 before regular speed interval work starts again in the run up to BIRC.

Even after a pretty hard 2k trial I still put in the treadmill run afterwards with a 1750m today (so pushing over the mile now).

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