>Racing>Goal of sub 17 minute 5k
Because what this place needs most is another Goal of X time for Y distance thread.
My story is that in the spring of 2004, after about 4 years of relatively consistent and progressive training and racing, I upped my mileage and had a breakthrough season. One day in May at a local yokel 5K I ran 17 flat. Officially, anyway. The last numbers I saw on the finish clock before I crossed under it were in the 16:5X's and my watch, which I stopped a few meters after the finish line, read 16:59.xx, but the official results said 17:00.00, so there it was. Seriously, point zero, zero. I wish I were kidding. But no worries, I figured. Surely I'd just break 17 at some other 5K that summer or sometime soon. It was a given at that point. A lock. Well, later that summer my running took a left turn and I wound up taking a hiatus from racing and any real training for almost 2 years. When I started back at in in 2006, I'd lost not one step but many, many steps. It took a while and a lot of miles but I'm almost back to where I was.
There were two major pieces of unfinished business from that spring of 2004--a sub 2:50 marathon and a sub 17 5k. I checked off the marathon last October. So here we are. This may all end badly but I figure if I don't give it a serious go this year then I'll only be one year older when I do. Who's with me?
I've got a fever...
On your deathbed, you won't wish that you'd spent more time at the office. But you will wish that you'd spent more time running. Because if you had, you wouldn't be on your deathbed.
Run to Win25 Marathons, 17 Ultras, 16 States (Full List)
A Saucy Wench
I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets
"When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7
2009 Goals: PR's in 5k, 10k, HM, marathon
Who's with me?
Oh Mighty Wing
I can't WAIT to watch all this happen!!!
"He conquers who endures" - Persius "Every workout should have a purpose. Every purpose should link back to achieving a training objective." - Spaniel
I'll catch up with you guts in November.
Sack up and run.
Nice, we have some takers. And THUNDER hasn't signed his name yet but he's in.
So I'm basically running Boston as a means to force me through the winter to build the kind of base I'll need and then the plan is to make a serious attempt between May and July, probably going for the glory in mid-July at a local 5K that I've run a few times and is on a flat, certified, loop course around a lake that I run all the time. That's the current plan anyway.
So what's the training plan for post-Boston to get the leg speed down?