Week eight and I’ve began a totally new structure to my training. Not sure it’s the best idea 4 weeks out from a half, but it has to be better than the 18k in six weeks leading into the “Run Melbourne” 21.1k.
Today’s run called for a 45 minute tempo run. I set the Garmin at 9 minute warmup and cool down (6:00-6:30 minute/k) and a race pace of 5:30 minute/k for 5 k’s.
Almost to plan although the 5k took 23 seconds longer than anticipated. Not overly worried about that – another 8k under my belt.
Tomorrow is an easy 5k followed by a 6.5k race pace run on Thursday. Saturday is 17k – I’m still mentally struggling over these long distances. Appreciate that 17k isn’t that long for some, but for me, it’s a helluva long way.