Tuesday, October 18, 2011

More Mile Repeats

Last Saturday, I accomplished one of my big goals for this year, breaking 18 minutes for the 5k. The good and bad news is that I did it before my target race. My target race for breaking 18 was Spooktacular. Then, after Spooktacular, I was planning to shift my focus to marathon training. So, I have a decision to make. Do I want to keep on the 5k training schedule and be ready to peak for Spooktacular, or do I want to go ahead and shift my focus now and get a couple of extra weeks of marathon prep? I've decided to stay on the 5k schedule and see what I may have on a cool day on a fast course. Hopefully I can shave some time off of Saturday's 5k PR.

So today was 4 x 1 mile repeats at 5k pace with good friends and Ragnar Teammates Jake McCleary and George DeWitt. Just a shade over 10 miles total including warm up and cool down.

  1. 5:45
  2. 5:38
  3. 5:39
  4. 5:42
Great way to start a day!


rundanrun said...

Nice work Eric... I have messed up and did not do enough speed work... I am well on my way toward the marathon goal, but the shorter race will not be PRs. I am really going to have to work on the speed work the next 3 weeks to have a chance at a 1/2 marathon PR.

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Anonymous said...

How much recovery (and what type, walking?) do you give yourself in between mile repeats. I do (3) of them sub-6 minutes, with 5 minutes of walking recovery in between, and that's a tough workout! You've taken it to the next level.