>General Running>3k race pacing
I'm a HS sophomore, and I have the first meet of the year tomorrow. We're running a 3000m (weird I know) And I have no idea how to pace myself. I suppose I should just run it like a two mile, but I've never run the two mile enough to get solid with my pacing. For a 5k I pull about 5:55 pace and I seriously lack on the speed side of things... So if anyone's got some strategy I would really really appreciate it!
Prs: 7th 8th 9th 10th [season goal]
400 xx xx xx 
800 xx xx xx [2:15]
1600 6:19 5:55 5:24 [4:45]
3000 xx xx xx 10:45
3200 xx xx xx [10:20]
5k xc xx 19:43 20:15 18:27
My guess is you should aim for about 5:30 pace, or about 82/83 at the 400. Most likely though it will go out faster than that since it's a high school race.
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