Sunday, October 18, 2015

Always run well in Tuam

More training completed and a race to gauge progress:

Mon - Claregalway 11.1km recovery run 41:52 (3:46's)

Tue - 2.0km up, 14km threshold run 48:47 (3:29's), 1.3km down. All up 17.3kms

Wed - Claregalway 11.1km recovery run 42:41 (3:51''s)

Thu am - 3.6km up, strides then 5 x 1km off 200m jog recovery (90 secs), 3.4km down. All up 13.7kms

Fri -  Claregalway 14.8km recovery run 56:53 (3:51''s)

Sat - Claregalway 9.5kms easy run 39:14 (4:08's)

Sun - Bert Gillard 8km 1st in 25:22 (3:10's). All up 14.8kms

Total for week 92.3kms

Another track session on Thursday - this time longer km reps. Times were 2:59/2:58/2:57/2:58/2:56. Very pleased with that.

Perfect conditions for the 8km race in Tuam. I took it out fairly hard and after covering the first mile in 4:49 I decided to push it all the way. A nice flat course and I felt great and was running low 3 minute kms. At 5km I checked the watch and at 15:47 I decided a PB was in reach. A nasty climb followed but after that it was the push for home. I fell asleep a bit in the last km and crossed the line in 25:22 for a comfortable win and recorded a 3 second PB. Happy days:

1 comment:

Keith S said...

great to see a PB Matt, kudos to you, all the best K.