I am getting very excited about racing a 5K this weekend!!! I have not trained specifically for this race. Not sure how to do that with 60 MP +/-, but I think it should include a day/week with 800's instead of 1600's.
Yeah, I'm winging a short race.
I've only done two 5Ks - ever.
One was in 2004 and I was out of shape and didn't know that there is a different gear for racing. My most recent 5K I was pushing a jog stroller when #2 was 8 weeks old and beat a whole slew of walkers (after that is when I stopped pushing the stroller and started this strange quest of early morning serious running). I hope there will be some runners in this Saturday's 5K since there is a 10K option that is for "runners only". ? :/ This will be a good test for me to see what my speed is over the distance. I guess I am just curious.
To get ready, I have done some last minute strategy read up. My conclusion from one article I read and what I have observed, is that runners who have the endurance to complete a half marathon are better off to start fast and try to hold on as long as possible. Apparently it's not possible to make up lost time for a slower start in that distance. So, that's what I am shooting for (unless someone reading advises otherwise!).
Happy running everyone!