Change of plan

I’m not following Jack Daniels’ training anymore. I need a breakthrough and 20:50 was not a breakthrough.

So now I’m doing something totally different.

Over the next three months I will be doing a combination of weekly speed workouts consisting of track repeats at various distances, all at a goal 5K pace of 6:25; and one hard, lung-busting hill running session in either Central or Van Cortlandt Park each week, of gradually increasing distance and speed.

Let’s see if this works.


6 Responses

  1. It will work. The more time you spend at race pace the more it will feel like a walk in the park – so to speak.

  2. Sounds like a good plan. One day of race-paced work and one of hills for building strength and speed. So other days are general aerobic runs? How much mileage on average?

  3. I know this is old but I’ve found that stuff at exact 5k pace doesn’t help me.

    mile repeats at 5-10 secs faster do.Start with 2, 80% rest then move to 2.

    Your injury might change this approach.

    • My injury has changed everything. 😦 I’m supposed to do 800m repeats on Wednesday but we shall see…

      I have not yet tried this method, and doing workouts in which I danced around 5K pace didn’t help me much for the last cycle. So I’m willing to try a straight 5K pacing approach for one cycle.

      It’s all one big experiment.

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