After my sloooooow 5k yesterday (I managed to keep down to a 8:12 min/k pace somehow) I went out today with the aim of running to a 6:30 pace, which I've recently been trying but not quite being able to maintain through a 5k.
Today for some reason, I felt like I was really running. I had urgency and intent. I was a running machine. Until the end of the third kilometer. Then my legs began whining "we're tired". I did the first three k in 6:21, 6:32 and 6:26. I thought I'd blown it when the fatigue kicked in and k4 was slower at 6:51.
Then I appear to have got some kind of second wind. I pushed hard, lungs bursting, legs tiring, and ran the last k in 6:12 - the fastest k I've ever run, and rescued the average pace which is recorded as 6:29 and the 5k time as 32:23. I'm glowing.
My run - connect.garmin.com/modern/a...