Tonight was the night to get all my confidence for Saturday's PR attempt. With that being said, I hope my training kicks in on Saturday and I can pull off my goal of running the 5K between 21 and 22 minutes.
I am one of those runners that likes to knock out my goal during training so I know I can duplicate it on race day. That didnt happen tonight. Plan was to do a 1 mile warm up with Buster then knock out 3 miles in 21 minutes. I wanted to come out conservative in miles 1 and 2 averaging about 7 min per mile then try to pound out mile 3 at 6:30 to 6:45 pace.
Warm up went as planned, now that I'm writing this I think I may have pushed the warm up a little bit too much. Dropped off Buster then my 5K was ON. Mile 1 went well at 6:52 pace. Mile 2 was going well but I could feel I was running out of gas. Mile 2 came in at 6:56. I barely made it to mile 2 and had to take a brief walk break after the second mile. I started jogging slowly through mile 3, and ended up knocking out the last half mile at 6:36 pace. Last mile came in at 7:46 pace. So overall the run was 21:35 over 3 miles.
I was close to the time I am hoping for on Saturday but I really am frustrated that I ran out of gas after mile 2. At this point I have to hope that the training will take over on Saturday as I am not making any more hard runs before the race on Saturday. I'll have recovery runs on Tuesday and Wednesday, then rest Thursday and Friday before the race.
How would you categorize your running currently, confident? So -so? Rather not discuss?
Hello, thank you for joining me along my journey of becoming a Runner! I've always been an active guy, played sports in high school and continued into adult recreation sports after high school. As I started my family and found a career, the activity level slowly decreased. Well my Fiance had enough of our lazy ways and started on the Weight Watchers program and completely overhauled our daily meals. Step 2 was getting more active, so we decided to JOG our annual Juvenile Diabetes charity walk and actually enjoyed the activity. The month following the charity walk, we signed up for our first official 5K and had an absolute blast. From that point forward I have officially been BIT by the running bug and this is my journey to becoming a RUNNER!