This morning I ran a 5 mile time trial, to gauge my fitness level for Crazylegs next week. 2 weeks ago I ran 31:20, and I was hoping to be able to run 6 minute pace or better on the 30th, so I figured splitting the difference today would be good (30:40). Was I in for some shock and awe!
1st mile – 5:54 Was downhill, against a slight wind – felt really smooth
2nd mile – 5:50 With the wind, again felt great
3rd mile – 5:56 Still with the wind, starting to work here
4th mile – 6:05 Turned around, against the wind, knew I slowed a bit
5th mile – 5:51 Really pushing, wanted now to be greedy and go under 30, yes!
So a 29:36, makes me think I should perhaps reconsider my goals for next Saturday, ya think?
Best part about it, aside from unplanned time trials, I am doing no speedwork at all, and this is the fastest I’ve run in 2 years, and that was a 5K in 18:05. makes me excited about racing some this summer!
See you on the 30th (who exactly besides Ryan will be there?)