Matt’s Quarterly speed check!
Warm-up (5 to 10 mins light running)
4 lots of strides
Start with 10 mins continuous running at threshold pace (upper zone 2 or if people aren’t sure then run at your 60 minute pace – a pace you could sustain for 60 minutes).
Then 3 to 4 minutes full recovery.
Then it’s a 3km time trial. Runners should know their 5km pace so the idea is to try and run at a slightly quicker pace for the 3km. If you were racing this and going for a time you could probably run around 5 to 10 seconds per km quicker than your 5km pace over 3km – but I wouldn’t get too caught up on this. Give it a good effort and if you can run at 5km pace, or slightly quicker then that’s a great. Remember to keep a record of your time to compare to the last time we did this session at the end of December.
Finish with 10 minutes of easy running as a cool-down.
Let Matt know if you have any questions!