Payback Tour – Week 4, Saturday

Posted: May 25, 2013 in Payback Tour
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Workout: 3.11 miles @ 6:17 pace; core work. Weather: 55 degrees, sunny.

Recap: Bam! There it is. 19:20 – 5K (6:13 pace). Usual routine going into the thing and tried to treat it like an everyday run. But it wasn’t. Sure enough the first mile was way, way, way easy. I was starting to wish I’d brought the headphones along. Then out of nowhere it got real. Was able to keep the short strides until about mile 3 when I had to breathe deeply, drop the arms and hustle to the finish – 12 seconds under the goal time of 19:32.

Honestly, happy to finish the time trial, but a little disappointed that I had to hustle like that at the end to make it. Suppose it goes to show that consistent slower running doesn’t make faster running very easy – only possible. Will have to train harder in June to reach the next checkpoint.

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