Today I headed out at 6:10 p.m. to the conservatory and did 5 laps there and some more to complete the 6.5k total.
Today I wore a watch and laps were in 6:07,6:05,6:01,6:03,5:34. I felt really good after the 3rd lap, the last lap was way faster than the rest because in the last lap I incorporated 4 x 20 seconds strides.
In the strides I decided to do them fast but under control, the last time I did them I was out of breath the whole way, today eventhough I did the strides very controlled and smooth, during the recovery I was huffing and pufffing real bad. People only stared at me in an akward manner, ha!
I need to continue doing strides, because I cant really maintain a fast pace for too long without suffering!
6.5k in around 39 mins.
Have a great Tuesday!