I had a much better week running wise which set me up for this weeks Parkrun:
Sunday - easy pace 10km
Monday - strength training
Tuesday - interval training (3x1km at 4:10min per km pace)
Wednesday - strength training
Thursday - interval training (12x1min at 4min per km pace)
With it being so close to Christmas and getting colder the numbers at Parkrun have been reducing, this makes it harder to improve on PBs because it is less likely that I will find someone to race with because the field gets stretched out but it does mean I get to finish higher up the field!
I started very fast and found myself 3rd after about 200m and then settled into a steady pace. I had the Garmin set up to race against my previous PB and for the first 1.5km it kept switching between slightly ahead and slightly behind my previous PB. I was in 6th position at this time and was hoping that the person ahead would drag me along but he slowed a little and I knew that I would not beat my PB at this pace so I sped up and overtook him. From then on I checked my Garmin every so often and whenever I was running at less than 4:30min per km pace I sped up to get closer to 4:20min per km pace. Also I could see the guy in 4th in the distance so my aim was to make sure he didn't get any further ahead of me because I knew that he always had a good finish. At the 4km mark I was struggling but I knew I was on for a PB so I pushed myself very hard and finished in 22:12, 16 seconds off my PB! Hopefully if I stick to the training plan I can keep plugging away at the 5km times.
Happy running all!
Here is a link to my run: