Monday, January 03, 2011

Now What?

Now that I have both a new 1 mile and 5K PR, I'm not quite sure what to do. Do I rest a few days? Do I immediately work on speed? How slow is slow for a long slow workout?

There are a few things I know:
  • I have been training at too slow of a pace for way too long. I've been working on distance and endurance, not speed.
  • Speed is not easy.
  • I need to find a happy medium between speed and endurance.
  • I need to focus more on form, too.
Today, my legs are still a little sore. My 35-min walk was not intended to be for speed, but I did notice today's slow pace was faster than last week's slow pace.

My plan is to go through some old training schedules and make sure I add in weekly speed workouts and train for real this entire year. I'm sure it will be part of my resolution list -- once I write it.

1 comment:

Tammy said...

It really only takes a few days to recover from a hard 5K, so I say go for it! Do some speed work! One short fast interval workout and one longer tempo workout per week should do the trick :). Enjoy!!!