My legs were still feeling pretty tired this evening, but I really wanted to go out and get a run in, so I opted for a very short run (3K) along the seafront.
Part of my reason for doing this was that I need to get used to running on tired legs for my first Ultra Marathon, but with my last couple of runs being long and slow, I figured I should also get in some kind of speed work before the BM10K next Sunday.
I wasn’t aiming to set any kind of PB. Just try to get some speed back. So I started off at what felt like a reasonably quick pace for the first half kilometre and then picked it up a bit and tried to hold on for as long as I could. This seemed to work and I didn’t really start to tire until the start of the third kilometre, when I slowed down to what turned out to be pretty close to my average pace for the first two.
What was really nice about it though, was that unlike the 5K speed sessions that I normally do, it didn’t leave me feeling completely spent at the end. I’m not sure why that is. Perhaps it’s because it was only 3K; or perhaps it’s because my body is expecting to be running for longer now. Maybe it’s a combination of the two. I don’t know.
Whatever the reason though, it felt good to get out there and get some more Ks in for the week.