So...what do do for my Thursday run? I already did a 5K on Tuesday, which was supposed to be a slow run and turned out not quite as I’d planned. I’m going on a long, slow run on Saturday, so I didn’t want to push myself too hard this morning.
I remembered that some weeks ago I went on a 2K run, just to work on pace and to try and beat my 1K PB. Maybe it was time to give that another go! Decision made, I do my dynamic exercises and off I go. Not too worried about wearing a jacket, I knew I wouldn’t be out for long 😀. I love the freedom of this decision making about my runs!
The last time I did this it was because I was experiencing a significant improvement in my pace, largely due to my long, slow runs. So I wanted to measure it over a shorter distance. Kilometre times for that 2K run were 6:37 and 6:43 respectively. I’ve always been one of the slower runners on here, but I like to think I can have the occasional burst of speed if I want! 😀
Well, I’ve definitely speeded up since that run. New PB for 1K of 6:10. Very pleased with that! Quite respectable. You may say that I can’t maintain it and you would be right! I can’t maintain it. YET 😂
Oh, and Garmin LOVES that short run! My VO2 Max shot up. I’m in the top 10% for my age and gender and my fitness age is 35, that’s over 30 years younger than my actual age. (Note to self: check whether I lied about my age when setting up Garmin 😊.)
Pic taken last year of the washes in full flood at sunrise, showing the flooded road.