Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Back with a vengeance

After a few days without running, Yesterdays I tried my knee on an easy run and today I did a full quality workout without so much as a twinge. The intervals I ran were at 4:32/km and I felt great. Total time at that speed was 16 minutes. I actually wondered if the treadmill I was on was defective and was going too slow. Last week, the same workout almost brought me to tears and today I felt terrific.

I guess the rest without running, the cross training and the glucosamin+chondroitin supplements really helped.

I`m now pumped about Sunday's race. I'm going maintain a small volume of running the remainder of the week with a few strides. I'll do a spinning class tomorrow or Friday and some swimming. Short run Saturday morning. And Sunday, I'm going to unleash. Not much time in a 5k. The plan is simple, run around 4:24/km with a slightly faster second half. I didn't think I could do it but after todays run, I'm thinking it might actually be possible.

22:30 might be a more realistic goal but one must have dreams!

2 comments:

Jodi said...

GOOD LUCK ON YOUR UPCOMING 5K! BREAK 22:00!!

Jean-Daniel Begin said...

Thanks Jodi. I'm going for it. Keep training hard for your 10k at the end of the month. Your track work will pay off.