>Running 101>5K race track workout
The workout went well. The pace is not hard but the workout is a good challenge because of the relatively short recoveries. I like the challenge of the 200m efforts at the end, which feel hard because of the fatigue, but are short. It's nice to put in some 90% sprint work, I used to do much more of that til last year when, following the advice of this board, increased my weekly miles and dropped from 2 hard days a week, which always included one sprint-ish workout, to 1, which I alternate track and road tempo.
I don't know if I'm literally in 7:20 5k shape but the training last night felt good, so I'll go with it for now.
Marathon PR: 3:44 (2000)
5k PR: 22:02 (2022)
1 mile PR: 6:09 (2022)
5k - 21:42
Mile - 5:59
400m - 1:10
Why guess at your current 5K fitness? Especially when you think you are in much better shape than your PR? I would find a 5K, race it, and KNOW. Then train based on that result and no faster.