This week we continue our pursuit of our 5K goal race pace and will add a little distance, up to 4 x 1200m with a 400m rest interval. Last week we paid special attention to lifting our knees high and letting gravity do the work of getting our legs down again. This week, focus on your arms and upper body: arms swinging straight and not crossing your center line, thumbs touching the seam of your shorts and your ears, elbows comfortably relaxed at about an 80 degree angle, and a strong upright chest. Visualize ski poles in your hands that you drive into the ground to propel you along with every stride.
4 x 1200m x 400m @ 5K goal pace
drills, 5 x strides