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6000m – end of Week 2

Posted by thepeteplan on August 8, 2014

The final session of Week 2 is another single distance piece. These are important mental training as much as anything. The interval sessions will prepare my body physically for the 5k time trial I am training for, but I need my mind to be ready for the relentless nature of a single distance time trial too. So these single distance pieces need to be done weekly with gradually increasing intensity to get me ready to perform to the optimal level at the end of the training phase.

At the end of Week 1 I did a 5km piece with a set target for the first 3k of around 1:45.5-1:45.7, then a negative split over the last 2k. Today the target for the 6k was to go marginally slower for the first 4k, with a target of 1:45.9 to 1:46.0, then again negative split over the final 2k. The idea here is to pace all but the last 2k of these time trials a little within myself to ensure that I can speed up over the final 2k, and give myself the confidence for next time that I can go quicker.

6000m = 20:57.0 / 1:44.7 / 29

1000m splits:
3:31.8 / 1:45.9 / 29
3:31.9 / 1:45.9 / 29
3:31.8 / 1:45.9 / 30
3:31.8 / 1:45.9 / 29
3:28.6 / 1:44.3 / 30
3:21.1 / 1:40.5 / 32

A good solid first 4k right on target, a decent step up in pace for the 5th km, and a fast last 1km split. All looking good so far in this phase of training.

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