not much happening in my world these days. work. run. family. rinse and repeat.
I decided to make this week a recovery week, which actually fits nicely into my three week cycle. I’ve been pretty focused on 4 miles. 4 MILES. every day :-) Except for today. Today, I am going to run 3 miles easy, in anticipation of my 5K time trial tomorrow.
You see, I’ve been doing my easy runs on flat at a 9:30 pace. I’ve been doing my tempo runs on hills, at a 9:30 pace, and my heart rate never climbs out of zone 2. This tells me that my fitness has improved, and I, in truth, have no idea where that fitness is.
That is why, tomorrow, in the sub-40 degree weather, I will be heading to the track to run a 5K. My goals will be as follows:
- Ignore the watch (don’t look)
- Ignore the heart rate (don’t look, no cheating)
- hold a little sumfin sumfin back
The idea here is to set a benchmark, but at a level that I can continue to race against for the rest of the year. I don’t want to entirely sandbag. That would be a waste of time, but it should be challenging enough to make me work harder to beat it for the rest of the year.
Can I set an unofficial 5K PR? My fitness tells me that I can, but actions speak louder than words…
Have a great weekend, y’all!