Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sunday - 5 km test run - not so fast!

Schedule: 5 km warmup, 5 km "all out" run
Acutal: 5 km warmup, 5 km "all out" run - 21:02

Ran on San Dieguito Road.  Ran 5 km in one direction, then back as fast as possible - trying to find the right pace.

During the intense run I had some pain in my left tendon, but it went away about the second mile.  I then sped tried to keep up the speed.  I had no idea how fast I was running during the first part of the run, but it felt fast.  Turns out it was not all that fast.  I tried to keep a consistent pace:

km1: 4:13
km2: 4:29
km3: 4:16
km4: 4:11
km5: 3:59

so there was a 30 second swing in pace, but, the course was not entirely flat either.  I really don't think I could have run faster.