I had a 5K on July 4th. Coming into this 5K with Keto and a 20 mile run 3 days prior had me feeling pretty… less than speedy. I can certainly relate to the ‘carbs are HIIT, fat is for endurance’ now. I had no energy during this 5K and it was 4 minutes off my PR, which is pretty bad on a 5K. My legs were like lead.
All in all I wasn’t happy with the run, I ended up feeling like it was a non-event. If I’d of broken 30 I’d of been okay with it I’m pretty sure but not breaking 30 even if by only a minute over and it felt like a yucky run.
Later that day I went out and ran another 5K as penance, and because I was bored, and to burn off some calories. That 5K was at a 90 second slower pace.
All in all I think I’m going to add some 400’s or 800’s to our 50 training plan just to get some speed in there. There will be a few shorter races between now and then and I’d like to see if I can get a new 5K PR.
This weekend we’re going to do some trail running, 11-12 miles worth, doing the Snake Run course at Turkey Mountain 3 times and maybe some Lipbuster hills in there afterwards when we’re getting to that point of tiredness that you really don’t want to have to go up a 45 degree grade.