The second week of my 10K training was a little shorter due to Easter Monday and me moving my long run from Sunday to Monday. This meant that I also moved my Tuesday run to Wednesday and my Thursday run was moved to Friday. Aquapower and the Friday run have been cancelled. Even though I missed 2 workouts this week it felt good, right until my Sunday long run which unfortunately didn’t go as planned.
I am currently on the lookout for new running shoes. I bought my pair of Saucony Omni 16’s in March of 2018 and I’ve ran around 650 km in them when I started noticing a new type of pain during my runs. It feels as if the cushioning is suddenly completely gone, each step I take slams me into the asphalt harder than ever before. It hurts my knees, the inner sides of my ankles and I think I may have picked up a case of plantar fasciitis in my left foot. As long as I haven’t found the time to visit the running store for a new analysis I’m trying to keep off the roads and on the trails as much as possible.
Training 5 – 5K easy + 1K fast
Training 6 – Speed Workout
Today’s speed workout is similar to last week’s, but the intervals are longer and I was better prepared! While last week I had issues syncing the workout I had setup in Garmin Connect to my watch, this was no problem today. It’s so much easier running set intervals when your watch tells you exactly when your intervals start.
The plan: five 1K intervals at goal pace (7:00-7:30 min/km) followed by 400m recovery, plus a warm-up and cooling-down. And that’s just what I did, I ran the intervals at 6:48, 7:02, 7:10, 7:00 and 6:45 min/km. I started a bit too fast again (that seems to be a recurring issue the last weeks), but corrected myself and was still able to finish with the fastest interval! This felt great.