The Crystal Beach 5k is this Saturday. Although I’m considering this a C priority race, I also want to use it as a fitness benchmark for future training paces, and also to nail down my goal time for the Casablanca Classic 8k on November 7th.
My run training has been spot on and weekly mileage is up to 15 kms but I had a few bad nutrition weeks and therefore my weight is a little higher than I had hoped. Also, I’m finding my aerobic capacity isn’t as efficient as I want it.
My original finish goal was 30 mins – 6:00 min/km (9:40 min/mile) pace – and I was thinking of revising for 31 or 32, but screw it! I’m going to push hard at this race to and shoot for the original 30 mins. There might be some puking involved, or maybe a myocardial infarction, but dammit, I’m doing it.