Tuesday, September 28, 2010

40 Minute Threshold

I did a 10 minute warm-up. I was going to use the 9.3km loop for this run and despite perfect running weather, I was not looking forward to this.

The plan was to run at half-marathon pace for 40 minutes. The legs still felt shot but I decided to get on with it. Once underway, I didn't feel too bad and after completing the lap in 31:24 it suddenly felt a lot harder. I toughed it out but the pace may have fell away a little in the last 8 minutes. Anyway, all up I covered 11.8km in the 40 minutes so was averaging 3:23/km. I estimate I went through 10km in about 33:48 so a good session, especially running by yourself on very tired legs.

I finished up with a few kms warm-down to finish with 16.5km for the day.

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