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8 x 1250m / 1r = 5kTG Week 2

Posted by thepeteplan on March 7, 2011

The first core session of week 2 of the 5k training group, and moving on from the 10 x 1k of week 1 to an 8 x 1250m session today. So 10k total distance still, but split into 8 reps rather than 10, and still with only 1min rest between each. Last week I had a target of 1:47 start with a negative split allowed, and I ended up averaging 1:44.5. Today that meant that my target was the same 1:47 start, as the reps are 25% longer. I should have listened to the target set by the coach, and not decided this was too easy.

8 x 1250m / 1min rest:
4:23.1 / 1:45.2 / 27
4:22.2 / 1:44.8 / 27
4:21.7 / 1:44.6 / 28
4:21.6 / 1:44.6 / 28
4:21.0 / 1:44.4 / 28
4:21.3 / 1:44.5 / 28
4:21.2 / 1:44.4 / 29
4:16.0 / 1:42.4 / 29

10k = 34:48.0 / 1:44.4 / 28

Yes, I know the person setting the targets is me, but it’s not a very good example to set to the rest of the group by just deciding I can go faster. I did think it would feel easier than it did though. Whether it felt a fair bit harder than the 1k reps last week because the rep were 25% longer, or because I started 1.5sec faster pace, or maybe because I did a weights session on Saturday including deadlifts for the first time, I don’t know. Luckily I just had to go even paced for a couple of reps towards the end, rather than having to slow down, and still put in a good last rep.

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