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  • 4 miles
  • 00:36 time
  • 08:57 pace
  • 361 calories
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good Striders around the 'hood 4.06 mi 00:36 08:57 pace

I threw in 8x80yd striders in the middle, which avg'd out for a nice little mini-tempo run. Nothing to write home about in terms of pace, but the striders made the faster pace quite painless. Maybe that's how I should race my 5k lol...a bunch of sprints and recoveries. 9:21, 8:53, 8:33, 9:09

  • Steve P.
    Steve P.

    nice 4 miler and awesome pace Elizabeth!!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Joe H.
    Joe H. Great Performance
    Great Performance:

    nah 5ks are all out from the start to the end

    over 2 years ago

  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth

    Joe, that's what everyone has been telling me...I guess I keep trying to find loopholes to avoid 3.1 miles of cardiovascular hell LOL...other than of course not racing a 5k and well what's the fun in that?

    over 2 years ago Like2 people

  • Vira K.
    Vira K.

    E- you have a point worth exploring/debating about the sprint/recovery approach to 5k races. Nice tempo today.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Michele R.
    Michele R.

    Nice job with incorporating those strides in for a solid 4!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Steve P.
    Steve P.

    nice 4.06 miler Elizabeth!!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Pam
    Pam

    Haha - I think about that sometimes! Sprints & recoveries! Nice striders there!!!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Sean
    Sean

    I've heard of people having success with the run/walk formula when running marathons but the 5k distance, for me, is more of a 'blaze of glory' approach. No, I'm not exactly sure what that means : )

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Julia F.
    Julia F.

    If you decided to do sprint/recovery method during your race I'll be curious to read your blog when you're done. 5k is a long time to be doing that though. No 'zone out' time at all if you are constantly changing your pace.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth

    Sean, yes you are right. It has to be a blaze of glory, all or nothing kind of run for a 5k. Julia, you're right too. I think it would be difficult to zone out with a constantly changing pace.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Mel C. Nice Job
    Nice Job:

    Very nice work, Elizabeth!

    over 2 years ago

  • Christine S.

    Nice mini-tempo! Love those striders...they definitely make speed work feel much less painful :)

    over 2 years ago Like