Morning trek to the Oval for weekly turn and burn in what seemed like an endless march in circles. I actually managed to pull out for 18 miles again this Saturday and after a fairly fast one mile warm up I then began the 3x2 mile AT tempo. Ok, so.. My first lap splits were at 1:25-26 which if my math is correct converts to roughly around 5:15-17/mile pace and a 1:27-28 second/lap (5:20-5:23) on the next mile. (11 laps = 3 miles.) @ 442 m per lap. The pace felt fine I think I just felt kind of flat and out of gas and this was probably because of the overall faster and higher mileage this week. In light of that I decided to cut the session short to 3 miles and then proceeded to run up to investigate the identity of a lady I kept seeing running the other way. Sure enough it was Rachel aka RAD from the blog. We had some good conversation and I ran with her for a couple of miles and then also with her friend whom I found out was an electrical engineer and a really nice guy. Always good to meet new faces here. Ok .. I'm not really into writing long and winded blog entries so time to cut to the chase; I managed to finish the rest of my run at 6-6:30/mile pace with the last miles at sub six a short cool down mile.
Next week I think it might be time to just maintain the mileage but shift the emphasis to some short speed sessions with full recovery for a couple of weeks. Hopefully this will wake up those fast twitch fibers some more. The 5k is not a lope after all. Out..