|I miss Arizona sunrises.|
I'm finally getting back to my "normal" pace of roughly a 14:00/mile and it feels good. My 5k is coming up on saturday and I'm just starting to get the pre-race jitters. I'm excited but I really want to PR on this one. The past two weeks haven't been encouraging in that respect but today helped. I decided I need to make a few goals this time around, other than to finish.
1. Start off slow-During my first 5k I took off way too fast. I was pumped up and running with people much quicker than I am. Though I did make my time goal, I ended up walking for roughly a mile to recover from it. This time, it's slow and steady.
2. Stick to my 5/1 plan-Only run during that five minutes, no matter how much more I think I can do. It is still 3 miles.
3. PR-I finished my first race in 42:35. My goal is under 42 minutes. Completely feasible since that is my pace for training runs. Honestly, I'll be happy with anything around that number, but I would love a new personal record.
Only three more days and run more run before the big day! I've been so focused on my 10k I've almost let my preparation for this one pass by...Well, I'll keep you updated on my outfit(probably quite similar to the last one) and my playlist.