Tomorrow I have the Pikesville 5K. I’m pretty excited excited about this race. Not because it’s so glamorous, but because I’m confident I’ll PR. Not to mention it’s a course I’m familiar with, only 5 minutes from the house, and I’ll actually know people running it. I’ve been giving it a lot of thought regarding my goals so here they are:
1. Finish the race. This should be no problem.
2. Run the course as a 3/1 run walk without any additional breaks. Again, this should be no problem
3. PR the race. I’m pretty confident I can do this, I need to break 33:06. That’s slightly over an 11 min/mile. Most of my long runs were averaging under 11 min/mile.
4. Break 31:00. This is my pie in the sky goal. It’s where I’m striving to get to in running. To be below the 10 min/mile mark.
Strategy: Given that my last two 5K’s I ended up tanking the last legs, I need to start off slow and steady. The last few weeks, all of my runs have been run/walks, and I plan to start off that way, but I’m not intending to finish it out as a run/walk. I’m choosing 3/1 as my starting point, and after I hit the first mile, I’ll probably adjust to a 4/1 and the last mile just run it. Now off to enjoy the rest of my Saturday and rest for tomorrow. Happy weekend and good luck those of you racing!