As planned, I decided to have a go at a 5k time-trial today. It’s the first one I’ve done in a LOOOOOOONG time – probably over 6 months, as I’ve been concentrating on short intervals in training recently. So although my PB is 17:52 I knew I wouldn’t get too close.
It started off well, splits down at 1:46 and I felt amazing. Funny how quickly that runs out though! But for the first 2K, I’d say I was holding on at PB pace – but after that it went south… It wasn’t too bad, but I ended up spending more time at 1:50 – then nudging up to 1:49 and back to 1:51 from time to time. A big push with 250 to go saw splits go down to 1:40 – and saved face a bit.
So end result was 18:11.4 – I’m sure I can do better – but as it was the first one in a long time, I’m relatively pleased. I’ll try and have another bash next week, see if I can at least get sub 18. 3 minute plank to finish
Evening – I took easy. Just some ab work (10 minute abs level 2) and that’s it. I’m cycling to work tomorrow, then I’ll go for a sprint / short interval session at lunch – and THEN I’ll go back to the gym at 18:00 for some 20spm work.
Going out to play poker with friends tomorrow, so it will do me good to burn some calories before the beer and Jack Daniel’s gets near the table!!!