No warm up, 10k easy run, 5 min stretching.
Week 8 wrapped up with an easy 10k run. It was late afternoon by the time I was able to go out for a run. Running towards a sunset in Renville park was quite stunning.
I decided to take a leaf out of the Thursday session experience and try to keep the pace between 6:00 and 5:30. Very happy with myself being able not to get off the blocks to quickly and maintain fairly steady pace throughout the 10k. Average pace ended up being 5:44 per km.
It’s not a surprise that taking it easy on a long(er) run resulted in a very enjoyable 10k and even left some fuel in the tank to go a bit further if I needed/wanted to. This is very comforting giving the fact, that the weekend long run distance will start increasing. Next weekend’s long run is 12k.
This Thursday will be my first hill repeat session and I’m looking forward to seeing what does that feel like.