Posted on July 22 2015
The 5km (3.1 miles). This a great length for you to build your mind and body to run hard but learn how to pace yourself through longer workouts. This will transfer into other longer workouts.
This length of run will show who has learnt the art of run - how to keep their mind focussed and keep their body relaxed….. and how to make those that rely on a BIG engine really hurt as you pass them at the 4km mark!
The first km is an important one. Obviously of the 5 km’s it is going to be the easiest one to run! Don’t get caught out. You should have a time split for the first kilometre (one that you have worked out in your training). Focus on your form so that you start the 2nd km with a nice easy relaxed momentum.
During kilometres 2, 3 and 4 keep your focus on your form, keep a nice long stride and your breathing consistent. The plan at this time is run even and keep a kick for the last kilometre. Pick your time to pass those in front. If they have gone out hard they are going to want to sit in-behind you. Don’t let them hear you coming. Pass on a downhill and stretch out keeping relaxed.
The last kilometre is all about the platform you have laid. Shorten you stride rather than lose form. Relax your shoulders and relax your face (screwing up your face will not help you run faster but will make your body tense). Don’t let the negative thoughts slip in…everyone is hurting! Use your mind and the confidence that you have prepped for a strong finish and give it all you’ve got.
Here a few of the TeamPRGNX team times from CrossFit.com.
Rob Forte – 18.50
Dan Bailey – 19.00
Chris Spealler – 19.32
Dean Linder-Leighton – 19.30
Courtney Fitzharris – 20.00
Kara Webb – 20.10
Stacie Tovar – 21.45
Matt Chan – 21.58
Jason Khalipa – 23.20
Miranda Oldroyd – 23.40
Try Progenex Recovery after your training.