New 5k PB!

I’m a terrible runner and I imagine I always will be. However, this weekend I decided I’d do a Parkrun for speed training rather than boring intervals. I’m not sure if this makes any sense as part of training for a middle distance triathlon, and if anyone has any advice I’d love to hear it. In any case, I thought it would be a good way to see whether my fitness has improved since my last Parkrun about a year ago. It turns out it has. My previous best was 28.30 (like I say, I’m a terrible runner), however today I managed to do it in 26.50. I pretty much had to destroy myself to do it, but a good result nonetheless and one step closer to the goal of a 25.00 5k.

Now that I’ve got that out the way, time to get back to half Ironman related training!


One thought on “New 5k PB!

  1. Well done on the 5km PB. From experience (4 x 70.3, 1 x 140.6) I’d say speed work is still very worthwhile when training for an iron distance race. I find the speed work helps to keep the legs and arms able to keep a slightly higher tempo on the longer efforts without much extra effort.


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