The daily log of SHREK for Saturday, April 06, 2019

Hamline 5k- 16:15


: 5.40 Mile(s) : 00:00:00 : : : 0.0


: 3.10 Mile(s) : 00:00:00 : : spikes/flats : 0.0

Daily Note

Warm up with bones. Cool down on the turf at like 9 minute pace.

Weather was rainy and somewhat windy. Went out relatively conservative, 3:14 at the k. Wanted to be faster than that so came through the next k in 3:11. Don't know after that. Went out behind a lot of guys because a big pack went out at 15:45-50 pace. Didn't think that was smart given first race and 3 workouts already this week so I hung back. As a result, after about 2k I started picking guys off who had gone out too hard. Felt good to be passing guys pretty much the entire race. However, it did kinda suck because I had to surge every 200ish meters to get around some bub. I think I slowed a bit during the 4th k, but crispy yelled at me which woke me up and got me going the last k or so. Ended up out kicking a dude for 3rd. First two guys were 15:50 and 15:59. On one hand I would have loved to go with those guys and run that fast, but I think if I had I would not have ended up running as well. Happy with where I am for a season opener, but not where I want to be by the end of the season. I think with better weather and more consistent pacing I'll be fine.

I think I positive split by a bit, not sure how much. It wasn't big though which is good. Want to focus on even/negative splitting the longer races as much as I can.

Plan now is to get the mileage back up next week and then a 1500 at GAC before another 5k at Tomcat. This week has been a down week for mileage so it'll be nice to have it back up. Also want to do some more 5k paced work before that race.