Now What?

Now that I have both a new 1┬ámile 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.


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  1. Tammy says:

    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!!!