Rest & Race

I had a rest day on Friday and raced a 5k on Saturday. I expected to feel the backlash from the weeks training on Saturday morning but felt pretty good. Ran the 5k in 18:38, which is a new PB for me at the distance. Happy with that but I think I can do much better. It shows me that I have a lot of work to do for my upcoming 10k races.

What can be done between now and October 10th that will improve my speed significantly?
Given the amount of time I have per week, I should target 1 track session, 1 tough 60 minute run and 1 fartlek.


I ran a beautiful route that I have never ran before. The intention was to get some road running in instead of the usual trail running. After 8 minutes on the road I stumbled upon a trail I had not been on before. It led me along Edsviken in cool calm sunny conditions. I then headded back through the usual Ursvik course. It has been a long time since I ran a new course; maybe I should go exploring more often.