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The sub-20 5k dread-thread

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Jul 2017
8:55am, 30 Jul 2017
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My seasons bests read ;
2011 20.01
2012 19.23
2013 20.05
2014 20.22
2015 21.25
My last parkrun though back in August 2015, I clocked 27.08, and was blowing more thanks when I was breaking 19.30's.

My training used to consist of belting out miles as fast as I could, now looking at seeing if running slow can turn me into an 'aerobic machine', starting out following Hadd type training, keeping runs between 70-80% of max heart rate.

10-12 min miles at the moment mean that im running for an hour and feeling fresh afterwards, giving me the confidence to start building up the miles over the next few weeks, thats the plan till the end of October, with strides to keep the legs ticking over, then reintroduce faster paced running and hopefully confidently line up at my local parkrun in November.
Aug 2017
12:53pm, 22 Aug 2017
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Not run quick in a long while, so tried a 22 min 5k at the beginning of August. 22.01 at Lee-on-the-Solent parkrun. Following 2 weeks, hit 21.56 at different parkruns, one on grass and one into a massive headwind. Then last week, got 21.32 at Moors Valley.

Hoping to hit sub 21.30 back at Lee this Saturday if all goes well.

I've ran slowly (up to 5 miles once or twice a week) since coming back from a foot op in December and done loads of swimming and long distance cycling.

Longer runs and some hill reps next and we'll see what happens.

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For those aiming to get a sub-20 5k

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