Yesterday I had my 2k sessions for this round. Since I have managed to best my 10k times both last races I had my mind set upon better results before going out on the run. Since my last race was run at average pace of 3:55 min/km I wanted to push the threshold a little, thus I planned for 3:45-3:50 on the sessions.
I can say now afterwards that it was much like a race when it comes to how you feel in the end. During the last 2k interval I had to really fight to keep the pace up, but I managed to still. The past two weeks I’ve got the feeling a little more than before that the body can handle much more than the mind is willing to admit – and that it’s mostly the mind that limits it all. But I also don’t think that it’s good to reach too far over the limits of the mind. Like coach says, you need to give the body time to adjust – and it’s very true.
Most probably I won’t be able to maintain 3:45 during the race next weekend, but maybe the race after that 🙂
It seems now like I will run Hälsoloppet in Alingsås next weekend and Blodomloppet in Gothenburg two after that. Then I will have a little break from racing when I’m in china and only work on the build-up for some weeks on the treadmill 🙂
Day 3, sub 39 program
start with 5x2k R90 (3.45 to 3:50 per k)
|Lap||Distance||Time||AvgPace||AvgHR||MaxHR||HR aft. 90 sec||Note|
|1||2.00||7:32.40||3:47||169||190||94||Strange HR values|
|4||1.99||7:36.46||3:49||176||185||130||Started getting tired|
|5||2.00||7:34.70||3:48||179||186||125||Really tired here|