I’m probably not going to get a sub-30 minute 5k at Saturday’s race.
In fact, it just occurred to me TODAY that I have a goal race on Saturday. I do not feel prepared for it. And while the possibly-60 degree and cloudy weather that’s being called for that morning sounds promising, I just don’t know if I can hold a 9:40 pace for three miles. I’ve only ran four sub-10 minute miles this month, and only one of them was 9:40 or faster (and that was the downhill first mile of the July 4th 5k). I just don’t feel like I’ve been running enough miles per week to have obtained any new speediness. I’ve also been eating like crap.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m still going to TRY, but I’m just setting my expectations low.
I do have at least one more 5k this year, but it comes in the middle of low heart rate training, so I doubt I’ll be feeling speedy for it.
Actually, I’m thinking of scrapping the rest of my current training plan and just starting LHR training earlier. It certainly can’t hurt to build on my base for an extra month and my 10k goal in September isn’t all that important to me. Then maybe I can try for my sub-30 again in December after half training has started up again, since that seemed to work well for the Fangtastic 5k!