Yesterday, I did my first speed training of my Hamburg half marathon training.
My plan was to run 8 km: 1 km warm-up, 4,8 km in a 5:35 pace and then a cool-down.
I wasn’t sure if I could run that fast, because my last couple runs were a lot slower and felt hard. And by hard, I mean it felt bad. Very bad.
So I started to run and where surprised to see my splits: they were faster than I originally planed!
I am not going to lie. This run was hard. The people who saw (or heard me) probably thought I was about to pass out.
I finished the run, including the slow(er) warm-up and cool-down parts, with an average of 5:39 min/km.
In order to finish the half marathon in under 2 hours, I need to run at least 5:42 min/km. To make sure I am on the safe side, I’d like to run 5:39 min/km on June 24.
Help me make this possible! Share your favorite speed-workout with me!