Friday, August 24, 2012

Next up: Fast running.

After such a good experience in the 10-mile race last Saturday, I'm going to keep the momentum going and run a 5K race on Sunday. It's another small race and since I seem to do well in those, I'd like to run it fast.

I finished my last 5K in 22:43, so it would be super to finish this one right around 23 minutes. But, I'll be happy with anything under 24 minutes.

So, I'm setting 23 minutes as my A goal, and 24 as my B.

Those are just my time goals.

What I'd really like to accomplish in this race is to run negative splits. In my last 5K, I ran 7:51, 7:05 and 6:51 for miles 1, 2 and 3 respectively (and then a quick 6:09 pace for that last .10). That was basically a perfect race for me. I've rarely been able to pull off splits like that! On Sunday, I'd like to run similarly. Maybe my times won't be the same, but I'd like mile 3 to kick mile 1's butt!

I'd also like to run in such a way that I finish feeling strong. That's how I felt after Sunday's race and it is a great feeling. These summer races aren't my goal races so I should finish feeling like I have something left in the tank -- because I'm going to need to tap that tank for my half marathons!

Well, folks, that's the plan. I hope you all have a great weekend!

Are you racing this weekend? Let me know so I can send you some good running vibes!

~ Felice

7 comments:

Ed said...

No races for me this weekend other than my race home from work....good luck on your I hope you meet and exceed your goals!

fancy nancy said...

No races for me but good luck!!! Stick those times and you'll do great speedy!!

PavementRunner said...

I'm not racing but have a couple back to back runs scheduled. Have a wonderful and FAST 5k.... run strong and trust in your training.

Happy Running Mama said...

I *wish* I was racing this weekend but am getting over an injury that has kept me off my feet all summer. Boo!

So awesome to run a race with those negative splits. And from 7:51 pace to 6:51 pace?! What a great race. Congrats!

Kristen

The Happy Runner said...

Thanks, Kristen. It really was just about as perfect a race as I've ever run!

Pavement Runner: Good luck w/your back-to-back runs!

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Singh said...

I *wish* I was racing this weekend but am getting over an injury that has kept me off my feet all summer. Boo! So awesome to run a race with those negative splits. And from 7:51 pace to 6:51 pace?! What a great race. Congrats! Kristen

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