After the success (for me, anyway) of running to the average pace display of my Garmin, I set myself a challenge for todays run - maintain an average pace of 6:30/km. I knew that would be challenging a) because that equates to a 5k time of 32:30, and my PB was 33:27 and b) the day was getting hotter!
I found managing my run much easier this way, as I wasn't having to mental maths as I ran, working out how I was doing - I just eased off if I was going too fast (avg pace increasing) or (tried to) speed up if I was falling behind.
I managed it fairly well for the first 3k, then started to find the going getting heavier. My splits for the first 4k were 6:31, 6:24, 6:33 and then 6:52 - ouch! I managed to grit my teeth and press again as I counted down the last k, which I did in 6:38. Total time for the 5k was 32:58 - I broke 33 minutes and took almost 30 seconds off my PB - yay!
It's an interesting way to run, and allows you to really challenge yourself.
My run - connect.garmin.com/modern/a...