Friday, November 6, 2009

2x5k Tempo 10.1 Miles Total

2.89 Mile Warm Up

Jump Rope (100 each leg, 5 reps of 20)

10 Second Strides (30 seconds rest)

  1. 5:53
  2. 6:36
  3. 6:01
  4. 6:06
  5. 5:59

45 Second Stride

  • 5:53

2x5k Tempo (Goal 5:25-5:30 Pace)

  • 1st 5k 5:37
  • 5 Minutes Rest
  • 2nd 5k 5:36

I sit here totally perplexed. On the one hand I can run 5:01 pace for a 5k. On the other hand on these 2x(3 mile/5k)  Tempos I can’t even manage to run faster than 5:37 pace on the first rep. Something is a bit odd here and I’m missing it. The only thing I can come up with is that my legs are fatigued. But still, with fatigued legs, I should be able to hit the times. There were times during this run where I felt I was easily going 5:20 pace but the Garmin said 5:40. Oh well, I guess this will be one of those strange enigmas.


Day Dreamer said...

One thing I've learned over the time I've been running is that while your workouts can predict your race times, it's way difficult to duplicate race speed in a workout. Not 100% sure why that's the case, but just one of those things that is a mystery but ever present.

Bill Blancett said...


Very true.