>Racing>Goal of sub 17 minute 5k
As a relative newbie, I find this very comforting. I have to believe the running gods will favor your effort Mishka, helping Mr Velich at Glass City must have made a serious deposit in your karma account. Best of luck, can't wait to read the report.
When you're on your deathbed, you won't be wishing that you'd spent more time at the office. But you will be wishing that you'd spent more time running. Because if you had, you wouldn't be on your deathbed.
So now I am wondering whether I should increase intensity and stay in the low 30s or get up to 40-45 or so miles/week. BUT I'm coming up close to my time constraints. Which do you think is more effective?
The process is the goal.
Men heap together the mistakes of their lives, and create a monster they call Destiny.
Big, hairy, unrealistic goals: 2:39:59, 15:59, 9:59, 4:39. Mara PR in Boston would be nice, too.
What do you mean by coming up close to your time constraints? Are you talking about your work/life/training schedule? If that's limiting you to 30 mpw, then that's your option. Do the 30 miles and add intensity.
Generally, I do think that if you increase the intensity in your training, you squeeze some seconds out of your 5k time in a relatively short amount of time, but you'll plateau at something that's less than your ultimate best. I think that between now and Sept/Oct, you have time to get your miles up a bit (if your schedule allows), then do six or so weeks of targeted training, and be much better off than holding your miles in the low 30s and adding intensity.
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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
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