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one more 5k? (Read 214 times)

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    I am already signed up for a 5k for Good Friday. That makes it 9 days before Boston.


    Here are my options...because you people are all certifiable coaches and running experts, I'd care to know your thoughts


    A. run it hard and assume 9 days is enough time to recover and be ready to run Boston hard.


    B. Pace my son which would be about 19:45, so almost full out.


    C. Pace my wife which would be about 29:00


    D. Make it a standard marathon tempo run.


      A is perhaps bad, depending on how quickly you recover. 

      B is the same as A.

      C you can't go wrong with.  Easy runs = good.

      D only if you can string together a bit more tempo pace stuff.


      My vote is on C.  Honestly the others may be absolutely ok too... but C is ALWAYS ok and you can do whatever other speedwork fiddling you want in other workouts.



        I like A,B or D if you treat as a workout


        I like C if it scores lots of points with you wife that you can redeem for fabulous prizes later.

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          C or D


          Erring on C as it earns some great Brownie points

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             C  score  wife  later.


            I see where you were going, pig.



            I think with 9 days you are safe with A, but I am definitely not a running expert.

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              Absolutely not an expert, but my 5K PR is from a week before my first marathon. Certainly had no ill effects from that one.  But then again I did not have an y time goals for the marathon.  


              I think that Nobby's Mater run coach also has a 5K scheduled the week before the big one, maybe just not go for a 5K PR though.

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                  I think with 9 days you are safe with A, but I am definitely not a running expert.


                  haha, that's why I said certifiable coaches and not certified



                    I think with 9 days you are safe with A


                    +1. The biggest risk you run going all out in the 5k is getting injured and you do not recover in time from the injury...

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