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fast(er) feet

In the first week of TempoFit, I ran the 3km grass circuit in 16:13.

Six weeks later, I ran the same 3km circuit in 14:39.

I felt both awesome and relieved. I knew I could crack 15min due to a run I’d had a few weeks earlier, but I wasn’t quite sure how I would go on the grass, after a full day at work. Turns out I’m pretty stubborn and determined, and I did well. Couldn’t wipe the smile off my sweaty face!

My plan was to start at about 5:15/km pace, then pick it up for the last lap. Turns out I managed to run most of it a bit faster than expected, and still picked up the last 250m for a strong finish.

I was also excited for my running buddies – we had some great results and most of the ladies I have been running with all broke 15min too! I’d been just behind or beside one lady for most of the run, and managed to spit out ‘we can smash 15’ as we rounded the 2.5km mark.

I had a slightly sore calf the following day – the first time in a while I’ve actually hurt (rather than just being tired) the day after a training. I think this means I was training my body well and not pushing too hard.

Based off race predictor calculations this suggests I should just be able to crack 2 hrs (literally just), I’ll be doing a ‘race pace’ 5km this weekend to see whether 5.40/km is actually realistic…

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fast fifteen

Actually, just less than fifteen minutes.

We decided it would be a good idea for me to have a slow, easy run today after some hard work earlier in the week. I got a little bit caught up and ran my first kilometre much faster than expected (about four and a half minutes) so I changed my plan and decided I’d just go flat out. And I did. And it hurt.

But, I finished 3km in 14.47. I’m pretty sure this is the fastest I’ve run 3km since high school (quite some time ago) and it is about 1 and a half minutes faster than my 3km timetrial during the first week of TempoFit (although this was paved, not on grass). We are having another timetrial in two weeks, I’m pretty excited to see how I can do!

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