5k Sub 30, Week 2 - Splits, I think they're called

Published July 22, 2011

Had to delay the long run until after the weekend, as I wasn’t feeling too good. That might also explain why it was a tricky one!

Week 2, Day 8

Running speed and elevation graph

Felt good to start with, but gradually got more and more tired. It’s quite weird having to run to a programme set in miles when I’m so used to working in kilometres, but it doesn’t make a difference either way really. I was a bit disappointed with the pace, really, but did feel pretty worn out by the end.

Week 2, Day 10

Running speed and elevation graph

Today was all about the time. 4 minutes steady running with one minute walking. I didn’t go as far as I would have liked, but I must say my calves were really protesting today. At first my legs just felt heavy, but by the end of each running stint my calves were not happy.

It wasn’t a bad run overall though. My favourite thing is the, er, splits, I think they’re called. The running stints had paces - 8:04, 8:26, 8:10, 8:31 and 8:09. So clearly I run faster then need a whole other interval to recover!

Week 2, Day 12

Running speed and elevation graph

This workout always seems to start with a five minute warmup, which is fine, but during that and the first fast interval, my calves were hurting again and my shins felt a bit odd. I was worried about it, and I’m starting to wonder if my shoes need replacing. Either way, by the second running stint, it was feeling okay and I continued onwards.

I wish the Runkeeper app could tell you which interval you’re on, or how many are left. I felt like I’d been running for ages, and the penultimate running stint took me surprise, and then there was a whole other one after that! Feeling pretty tired after these workouts, but it’s a good tired, like I am achieving something.

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