>Racing>Goal of sub 17 minute 5k
On My Horse
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies with in us." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ricky —our ability to perform up to our physiological potential in a race is determined by whether or not we truly psychologically believe that what we are attempting is realistic. Anton Krupicka
We all have goals and goals are personal. It just seemed to me that a goal of breaking 2:50 was light compared to breaking 17:00
I've got a fever...
Going into the doctor next week to find out what is going on with me. I could barely finish 4 miles on the treadmill yesterday at a 7:13 pace after running an 18:39 5k just two weeks ago. Something is wrong and the idea of finding out is a little scary right now.
On your deathbed, you won't wish that you'd spent more time at the office. But you will wish that you'd spent more time running. Because if you had, you wouldn't be on your deathbed.
So what you're saying, Purdey, is that you're in. Right?
Yes. I guess so. I am a boob. I will never achieve this. Not until I have much, much more training under my belt. 5k is hard.
JDF, I had the same thing happen to me last year! I hit a 5K in 17:15 (Short course, probably about 17:30) then the next week I was struggling to do 18:45. I never got below 18:15 again for the next 3 months. I know I really should have gone to the doctor and gotten some tests run, but I guess I'm a typical guy, and I hate going to doctors. No matter how much rest I got, I would get 1.5 to 2 miles into a race, and that was it. I was done. Ready to walk back. It was like my body just shut down after a certain effort level. I finally got back into the high 17's for one race in the late fall, but I haven't raced anything since then. I'm really hoping it doesn't happen again. If it does, I'll probably go see the doc about it. It was aggravating enough last year. I really don't want a repeat this year. Go see the doc. Good luck, JDF, and let us know how it goes!
what is up here Sir Mishka?