C’est mieux à deux

Lost in all the races this weekend (not that I’m complaining) was a little workout I did last Wednesday. If you recall, the previous workout I blogged about was 3x900m loop with 3min rest. Really easing back into it. I did it without looking at my watch and I managed to run at 3:25, 3:25 and 3:18/k pace. This time, I decided to do more and with less rest, so the job was 5x900m with only 2min rest. I again kept the watch hidden, and I also had some help from Debardi, who agreed to tag along at my pace, even though he’s in much better shape, I’m sure. It went well. I don’t know if it’s because I’m in better shape or because I had Debardi’s help. In any case, it’s nice to have a training partner!

I ran 2:54, 2:58, 2:55, 2:55, 2:51 for the 900m loops, which works out to an average pace of 3:14.8/k. So that’s pretty good.

What am I going to do with this? I’m not sure. I still feel pretty anxious about running too hard. A workout like this I’ll probably only do every couple of weeks. I’m getting ready for this 12k trail race, so probably the progression runs and tempos will be more useful to me anyway. I did a nice progression last Sunday, 10miles total, and another yesterday, probably about 12miles with 30min pick-up (into the wind and uphill, of course).

On the racing front, our group had a decent weekend. Ryan dropped out, and Brenna just didn’t seem to have it, but Cora and Kelly PBed, and Dan ran what he wanted to. Sof didn’t run the most efficient of races, but he still ran his second-fastest 5000m ever, so that’s good. Now we will move into the next training phase, looking towards Ontario and Boston in June for our next races.