8.04 in the first race of the season

I did 8.04 in yesterdays 3000 meter race in Stockholm. As expected the field was very strong with the majority of runners aiming for World Indoors at the distance. My goal before the race was to get under 8 minutes. I have 7.53 from three years ago…

but that was on a 300 meter track with more spacing from the altitude stay before. I would rank this race as very close to that.

It was a great experience to once again be on a running track and in the racing position. It has been over 6 months since I last raced and about a year and a half since I was running with an ok body. So I am glad I did this, even off minimal track workouts.

Rest day today and some easy endurance work tomorrow 🙂