2014 Sub-18 5K (Read 494 times)

JustinCanCook


     

    Here's a letsrun thread on that very question! (I was also curious about a 5k indicator so I hunted it down)

     

    http://www.letsrun.com/forum/flat_read.php?thread=5492115

     

    My most recent workout was 5x1000m w/600m recoveries @ 3:47, 3:46, 3:45, 3:43, 3:37. Still a ways to go, but I can feel I'm making progress.

     

    Cool! Thanks for tracking down that thread. I actually like both of those "indicators" as just workouts too.

     

    I also see the point of just signing up for, and running, a 5K and trying to hit that pace.I'm more accustomed to setting marathon and half-marathon goals, and those really require planning, peaking, tapering, and it's more of a one-shot, circle the date, sort of deal.

     

    My feeling is, even if I'm fit enough to hit sub-18, there will still be a decent chance I won't meet the goal by losing focus for a half-mile and coming up 10-15 seconds slower. I'm pretty confident in knowing the difference between running 6:00 and 5:45 miles, but over such a short race, and a potentially crowded start, could be hit or miss.

     

    I guess it's time to just sign up for one!

      My opinion (at our level) is that really what you need, rather than any 'indicator', is to get out and race.  There are plenty of them around so don't be shy of going out to see what you can do.  These ain't marathons where you like or need to plan them out 4 months in advance and recovery is easy as a race effort doesn't take much out of you.  Race, train, repeat.

      Agree.

      "If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus

        It's "Spring." Who's ready to rumble?

         

         

        Name  
        Age Been sub-18 Date  
        Race  
        Result  
        Notes
        AmoresPerros M Yes        
        alizuk   Yes (2011)        
        austin18 18 Yes        
        blargendarg 38 Yes (Sept 2013)        
        captainsaver 29 No        
        chriskrycho 26 No        
        ctingyu08 28 No        
        Diamond J 36 Oh yeah.        
        flatfooter 40 No        
        gitgantraining 31 No        
        Hipfan 40 No        
        huskerrunner 38 Yes (Oct 2012)        
        Josh Sutcliffe 38 Yes (June 2012)        
        jEfFgObLuE 43 'No'        
        JWhit 39 No        
        kencamet 52 Yes (Aug 2012)        
        kmark 30 No        
        Lagwagen 42 No        
        Mendeldave 37 No        
        montag 27 No        
        mnyce 32 No        
        Mpls Laker 41 No        
        NaderAlfie 36 No        
        PotemkinDogs 21 Kinda, but not really        
        Quint 45 No        
        Rick_Stone 43 No        
        roots 42 Yes (2011)        
        setantae 37 No        
        stadjak 41 No        
        Tweeeked 26 No        
        vercingetorix 33 No        
        wheatfeet 38 No        
        xhristopher 40 Yes (Mar 2011)        

         

        People who should run some track workouts until they can string three 5:48 miles together.

        bhearn

        jpdeaux


        Interval Junkie --Nobby

          It's "Spring." Who's ready to rumble?

           

          Good luck this weekend, X.

          2014 Goals:  sub-3 Marathon 

          Current Status 08/28: Slowly working back up from a pelvic stress fracture.  4mil distance PR w00t!

             

            Good luck this weekend, X.

             

            Thanks. I'm pretty sure I'm coming down with a cold now. You know how that goes.


            Interval Junkie --Nobby

               

              Thanks. I'm pretty sure I'm coming down with a cold now. You know how that goes.

               

              Yeah.  Bring toilet paper.

              2014 Goals:  sub-3 Marathon 

              Current Status 08/28: Slowly working back up from a pelvic stress fracture.  4mil distance PR w00t!

                56 M

                 

                Last sub 18 was July 2013, 17:17 and the 2014 goal is to improve on that. Hoping to do USATF Club Cross again in Dec. and to place higher I need to get faster in the 5K.

                  Got it done today with 17:49.06 and negitive split each mile.

                   

                  I'm not really a surprised considering the work I've been doing but I also know this doesn't happen without putting in that work so I'm happy to get this little reward.

                    Who's next??


                    Interval Junkie --Nobby

                      Got it done today with 17:49.06 and negitive split each mile.

                       

                      I'm not really a surprised considering the work I've been doing but I also know this doesn't happen without putting in that work so I'm happy to get this little reward.

                       

                      Congrats, X.  Really impressive!

                      2014 Goals:  sub-3 Marathon 

                      Current Status 08/28: Slowly working back up from a pelvic stress fracture.  4mil distance PR w00t!

                        Way to go! You are setting the bar pretty high.

                        Current Goals: Run and stuff

                          Congrats, xhristopher! I guess that kinda frees you up... lower that bar a little more? I'll be giving it a shot in about a month.

                          11/1 - Mendon Trail Run - 50k

                            Congratulations xhristopher, no squeeking by - you kicked down that door!

                            I'll be running a few 5K races soon enough (and will report in) but I'm not in shape to go sub-18 and the courses are not easy.  I'll be making my run at sub-18 end of the summer.

                            Tweeeked


                              Congrats, xhristopher! I won't be trying until a track series in June. 10k in April should give me a good idea of my fitness level though.

                              2014 Goals:

                              • 5k: sub-18
                              • 10k: sub-38
                              • Half: sub-85

                                Will be perpetually trying until my legs fall off, or I quit, or something. Probably running around 19 or so right now. Ran 18:28 at the start of the year but sort of went the wrong way.

                                Current Goals: Run and stuff