5k parkrun – well off my PB…why?

Today wasn’t one of my most glorious performances. I managed a sneaky PB in around October last year. I’ve been training reasonably well since then. Certainly enough to have improved. Yet today I knew that I had only managed a long run 6 days previously. And before that I’d been focusing on building up my…

Staying Above LTHR during your 5k

I hit my LTHR (Lactate Threshold Heart Rate) during a 5k PB at around the 1.5k mark. So what? You rightly ask. Well the LTHR is a point that when you perform above that point your body starts to accumulate too much lactic acid/lactate/H+ ions which, at SOME POINT, will cause you to stop. But…