Friday, February 15, 2008
Primed for Sub 23 5k?
My current PR at 5k is 23:08... I ran that in December at the Jingle Bell Run with only 4 weeks of training coming off my injuries from the marathon. Fast forward to today and I've been training for 4 weeks (5 weeks by race day) and I hit my first race of 2008. So... there are some similarities here. Here's what's different. The intensity of my training is down. I'm only running 3 days a week with 2 days of cross training. I'm just trying to stay healthy. But, I'm also healthy.. I got injured right after the Jingle Bell Run because of the good 'ole "too much, too fast" problem.
So, why do I think I'm gonna go sub 23? Well, I just ran a 3 miler over lunch in 24 minutes. And, I wasn't really pushing THAT hard. There were points in the run that I was going at a good clip, no doubt. But, overall, I'd give it an 8 on intensity. I have another couple notches in me.
This brings me to the World Media Run next week. My company is sponsoring it and it takes place in Miami. If you're interested, it has a virtual component as well. Check out the Active.com sign up page... We just got our shirts today (as sponsors of the event) and they rock!!
Run recap- 3 miles, 24:00, 8:00 pace