for the longest time ever, i think i’ve been too comfortable doing endurance trainings in an aerobic pace. read: 75% HR for hours. so much so that while i’ve mastered the zen art of tuning my brain out while the clock ticks on, i’ve pretty much forgotten the heart-pumping, lung-busting, vein-popping feel of a sub-anaerobic pace.
so these last 3 weeks, i’ve been adding interval runs and tempo runs to my usual mind-numbing routine, to bump up the training a notch.
and i’m pretty pleased with how this new sub-anaerobic training is turning out so far, cuz this evening (after a long day at work, mind!), i ran a 5km road distance with 2 colleagues and clocked a time of 23 mins 5 s.
it’s not supersonic speed, but i’m happy i managed to sustain the sub-anaerobic pace for the distance. i shall (temporarily) rest on my laurels by imagining that i’ll eventually be able to do 45min 10k runs. haha. =)