Work-out: 5 X 1 km on 90 seconds recovery.
Can I just say I find that recovery brutally short however I asked one of my friends how long the recovery on 5 X 1 km can be and still allow the work-out to be predictive of 5 km performance and 90 seconds was his firm answer.
Result: 3:45, 3:45, 3:45, 3:44, 3:47.
Same work-out 8 weeks after last pregnancy: 3:57, 3:57, 3:57, 3:48, 3:45
Fastest I have ever done this work-out in my life: 3:32, 3:34, 3:28, 3:32, 3:26
Conclusion: I am not the fittest I have ever been in my life (duh...) however I am fitter than I was at an equivalent point after birthing la cocotte (the times above are from 8 weeks post partum because I only started running 4 weeks after the c-section). The effort (this time) was all out, disgustingly hard. My legs were dead on the cool-down. Knowing that I tend to train harder than I race, I am guessing this does not mean I can run an 18:45 in two weeks however I am hoping it does mean that I can squeak under 19:00.