>Racing>New 5K PR by over 2 mins - SonRise 5K in Plano, TX
Obviously I didn't get 2 mins faster in 6 days. I think I'm getting better at the phsycological aspect and willing to push on even though everything hurts. In last week's 5K, I stopped to walk at least 4-5 times. Today, I only walked twice. I was able to hold an 8-min pace for the first 2 miles. The 3rd mile was tougher.
I think you're right that 2 minutes didn't all come from improved fitness in that amount of time--you are learning how to race and getting closer to hitting your potential right now.
What are you using to set your base pace? A virtual racer on you GPS watch?
Have you thought about doing the Half Marathon (Runaway Train) over on the Dallas side of the Metroplex next week?
You'll ruin your knees!
""...the truth that someday, you will go for your last run. But not today—today you got to run." - Matt Crownover (after Western States)