On Saturday I’m going to do a local 5K. Really local. The start line is less than half a mile from my house!
I haven’t really raced a 5K since my PR last November at the Hewitt Pumpkin Run. I haven’t really been doing any 5K specific training and I decided relatively last minute to do this race. I honestly, have no idea what to expect from my body. I mean, I have done two half marathons in the last two weeks!
But, I do plan to race it. I had thought about just taking it easy and having a good time. Instead, I think I’ll see what my legs have in them. There’s no rule that says I can’t try hard and still have a good time.
The weather may decide to interrupt my plans. It has been downright nasty today. Some places even got snow! Just a couple days ago, I had all the windows open and was enjoying 70 degree weather.
Tomorrow is calling for a mixture of rain and snow. Saturday looks a little better:
I’d prefer not to run in the rain, but it would be better than snow.
Here are my goals for the race:
C Goal: 27:30. I haven’t done 5K-specific training, but I think I should be capable of an 8:51 pace.
B Goal: 26:50. This would be an 8:38 pace. If the weather is ok, I should be able to do this.
A Goal: 26:20. 8:28 pace. I’m not sure if I have this in me. Everything would have to fall into place. I don’t think I have the speed for this (it is almost a full minute slower than my PR), because I’ve been working on my half marathons instead.
But, I’m looking forward to busting my butt for a 5K. It is so completely different than a half marathon. I’m hoping my body responds well.