My best 5K

Last night I ran 5K at a pace I want for my 8K race next Saturday, on April 30th. It’ll be a night race and I decided to run at the same time, around 7pm.

Yesterday was a warm day. I left home at 6:30pm and while headed to park I could see that the temperature was 27C. Another thing I knew was I would run while the park still had a lot of people, so plenty of attention not to stumble with the others.

When I got there, after 11min of easy run, I prepared myself to start. My first km was a little slower (4:21), still trying to find the correct pace. The second was exactly what I wanted. Third and fourth a little faster (4:10) as I was feeling ok and the last one I keept the pace (4:10) and could finish at a time 10s faster (21:05) my goal (21:15).

It was a tough end, mostly because of the warm day. I could probably continue for another 3k, but not at 4:10 pace. A 4:15 pace seems more likely and this is I’ll try next Saturday.

What I didn’t realize at the time was that this 5k was my fastest 5k so far. Before I was always running in the morning near a 4:25 pace to see how fit I was for a morning 10k. Great thing!

April 23rd – 5K paced below 22:30 – day 12

01 04:21 162
02 04:15 180
03 04:10 183
04 04:09 185
05 04:10 187
Tot 21:05 179
AHR: Average Heart Rate



I´m 32 years old, live in Sao Paulo-BRA and started running regularly on Sep´08, but only on Feb´09 started following a training program. I haven´t stopped since…

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