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5 x 750m / 3:30 rest

Posted by thepeteplan on October 6, 2013

A nice day today, so erg into the garden for the first core session of Week 6 this morning. Over the first 5 weeks we have done 600m reps twice, 700m reps, 800m reps, and a mixed session of 500m and 1k reps. In general the rest periods have been fairly well in proportion to the work reps, with 2min rest on the 600m reps, 2:45 on the 700m reps, and 3:30 when we did 4 x 800m reps. Total session distances so far have been 3600m (6 x 600), 3500m (5 x 700), 3200m (4 x 800) and 3000m (500 / 1k reps). So this was to be the longest total session distance of any of the Monday core sessions so far, and so pace for pace perhaps the toughest yet. We are into Week 6 now though,  and our fitness and mental strength has been building throughout the past 5 weeks. My target today was 1:36.5 for the first 4 reps, then a quicker final rep. As I always do I calculated a running total of where I needed to be on the final rep to achieve my ultimate target of a 1:35.9 final average. I really need to start doing this on the total rep times rather than the average pace though, as it never seems to quick work out! Overall a good session though with 4 reps at 6:26 pace, and a much quicker final rep feeling strong at 6:16 pace (2k equivalent times).

5  x 750m / 3:30 rest:

2:24.8 / 1:36.5 / 33

2:24.8 / 1:36.5 / 33

2:24.7 / 1:36.4 / 33

2:24.5 / 1:36.3 / 33

2:21.2 / 1:34.1 / 35

3750m = 12:00.0 / 1:36.0 / 33

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