Meet at the Leisure Centre as normal at 18:15 for a 18:30 start. 1st of the year and a great time to work off some of those mince pies and get your speed back.
Remember hi-viz please
Warm up down to Logix Park (where we start the 5k timetrial), it’s only a mile and a bit. So a lap of Logix park will be included and you can use it to get up to speed to ensure fully warmed up.
5 x 1K reps with a jog recovery in-between – reps at 5k race pace
Set off about the same spot as the start/finish of the time trial and head down the path to the A5, turn sharp left down the A5 to the roundabout, left again to the next roundabout. This is approx 1k (just under). Try and keep and even pace up to this point, at your 5k race pace. This might be a recent time or a realistic goal time.
Then take a easy jog recovery back to the start, perhaps regroup with similar abilities before setting off again, no need to stand around waiting in the cold on this session.
It is better to keep the pace consistent through each rep, so if you are struggling you can drop a rep, or add one if you are having a great day!
Warm down back to the Leisure Centre
If you are looking at goal times, you can look at the club standard times and see roughly which you are in. Or head to the https://www.mcmillanrunning.com/ and look at the calculator to help work out a realistic goal based off past performances at other distances. If all else fails, hang on to someone of similar abilities or give me a shout and I will point you in the right direction.