Damn son, where'd you find this? I wasn't sure what I could run coming in, but I felt pretty good warming up, and found Mike Grasela at the start. I got into a good rhythm the first mile, back a bit from Mike, in the mix with the top women. Moved up a bit on the downhill turnaround, passed Mike, and just kind of sat where I was till I got to 2 miles. Early in the 2nd mile I looked down and my watch said 5:40 pace, and I felt like my cadence had slowed down a bunch, so I just focused on keeping turnover up, and keeping my head up looking for the turn at ~.5 mile to go. Made the turn, and I guess I settled for a little, but i knew I didn't have far, so I got back to pace and had a really good last quarter mile.
I think this is the best 5k I've raced relative to my fitness level which is pretty cool. Glad this all just might work.
Training Plan Entry
An Ras Mor
Ran 18:17 last year after rolling my ankle, If I could be close to that this year and not break myself, I think I'd say I'm making progress.
Heh, 18:45, ran ~19 for 5k towards the end of a progression run Feb 2. I better be sub 18 fresh.
Now that I'm getting into a groove, I think sub-18 should be easy, Now I think the real question is sub 17?