Todays 5K race is 18:17 5:53/mile; being exhausted yesterday I was advised, and adhered, to taking the day off. The weathered played out nicely and the course quite ameniable, although the RD said its more like 3.18 miles (5:44/mile or a 17:49).
The 5K mark is set, not so fast right? First mile 5:22? Unfortunately as unable to rely on any mile splits resorting to running by feel. Next time it'll be better to take time to scout the course as it is so close to home.
Take away is to build speed, should come with time, keep emphasizing the intense focus; if its not painful your training and should be racing.
It was good to chat it up with Jack, the 1976 Boston Marathon Winner at the race.
***on an upbeat note this 5K was faster than any 5K I ran in 2008!
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