I decided to mix things up for my intervals this week and headed to a local park to take advantage of the paved trails, a welcome change of scenery over the track. Best of all, I had my own personal pace bunny (a.k.a. my husband).
We hit the trail at dusk in light rain and used a nice 1K stretch for 5 x 1000m intervals. It’s amazing how ‘easy’ 1000 can feel after two weeks of 1600s, despite running more repeats at a faster pace. Having some company helped too!
Target: 4:36 per 1000m
Interval 1: 4:27
Interval 2: 4:32
Interval 3: 4:26
Interval 4: 4:25
Interval 5: 4:22
[2.5K warm-up and 500m recovery intervals around 6:00/km pace]
Yes, you read that correctly! I totally killed it. And you know what? It didn’t kill me! I felt pretty fantastic and only really struggled through the last one (which was the fastest!). What a boost!
The question is: can I do this by myself?