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Thursday, 2 September 2010

Speedy 5k!

Hello everyone!

I realised today that I was a week behind on my 10k schedule for the race in October. I decided I'd jig things around to get a schedule that would work for me.. I also unashamedly got rid of the 9 mile tempo, I just couldn't face another long run with no music! I replaced it with a 3 mile tempo run, which soon became a 5k time trial...

Here's the new schedule, it's almost entirely the Run Less Run Faster plan just slightly rearranged... Click to enlarge..
I ended up having a great run!

5k in 24.51 average pace 8.01 WOOHOOOO!! Fastest ever! (last time 25.08, 8.06)
Mile 1 - 8.03
Mile 2 - 8.02
Mile 3 - 7.59 (3 miles in 24.04)
0.1 - 0.46 (7.40 pace)

This run felt really strong for the first two miles, the last mile was really, really horrible! It was really embarrassing actually because at mile 3.05 I had to stop the garmin and spent about 30 seconds dry heaving by some poor persons fence. After I'd got myself together I looked around shiftily and saw two builders giving me funny looks.. oh no! I grinned at them and ran off, I felt rather silly!!

I was hoping to run a 5k in under 25 minutes so I was really happy with my time! Next time I'm hoping that my splits will all begin with a 7!

Laura at Live Well, Laugh Often, Run Much was kind enough to give me an award!


1. Answer the question: If you had one chance to go back and change one thing in your life, would you and what would it be?

I wouldn't change anything.. I have made some bad decisions along the way and I sometimes wish I'd worked harder in my first few years of university, I also wish I'd never got an eating disorder or met my ex boyfriend! But all those things made me who I am today and without those things in my life I would be a totally different person today. I might not love running or healthy eating, I might never have met Mike...

2. Pick 6 people and give them this award. You then have to inform the person that they have been selected for the award.

Hotchoc26
Simply Fabulous
Bambi's Eats
I Can Haz Fud?
Running From, Running To...
Brit Bride

Enjoy some more Brit blogs :-)

15 comments:

  1. High 5's on the run. That's great. At least the first 2 miles were great ;-)

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  2. Oh my goodness I feel so honoured! Thank you so much for nominating me you star! Do I need to do any thing? x

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  3. DUH! Just realised I am to do as you have done above - answer the question then pick 6 people! Sorry! x

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  4. great job!!!!!! super consistent + fast and ended with a BANG!! way to work hard :)

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  5. wowza on a great run. want to give me some of that?! ;)

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  6. Hi Laura,
    Way to rock that 5K...you had a very impressive time:)

    I love your response to the question about what you would change in your life. I would answer it very similar to you:)

    I just happen to love Brit blogs! Take care!

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  7. Great Training!

    Tagged you on my blog.

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  8. You go girl! That's super fast! I'm glad you didn't have to go without music this time :D

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  9. Thanks for the award :)

    And good job on the 5k! If I could only get my 3 milers anywhere near the 7s.. 10k training is awesome for variety though - you get the speed and the vo2 max training (and, apparently, the 9 mile tempo runs - WT.. !? I would have ditched that too!)

    When's the race?

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  10. Good stuff and well done!

    The feeling of running fast is great. Running long makes me feel determined, tough, resilient, but running fast is a whole different buzz.

    The schedule is interesting. Most 10k schedules might have you running up to 10 miles but only at easy pace, whereas yours has you running 40% over distance but far closer to race pace. That echoes a book I read a couple of months back which advocating LRs (as opposed to LSRs) far closer to goal race pace for marathons.

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  11. Wow your speeds are amazing! I would love to be able to achieve that but speed is definitely not my thing! Love that you wouldn't change anything in life - I agree that our decisions both good and bad are what make us who we are x

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  12. great schedule hun, keep up the good work!

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  13. Thanks for the lovely comments everyone!

    Alison - the 10k is on the 24th of October.. Seemed like I had loads of time a few weeks ago and now it feels really close!

    Rob - The paces for the long runs really surprised me aswell, I'm finding them really, really hard as I've never run any of my long runs that fast, but I love a challenge!

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  14. Wow super speedy 5k well done :)
    Maria

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