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I made a little info graphic to show the progress I've been making in my 5ks. My hope is that I can alter the trend that happened over this long summer and drastically increase my speed in a moderate way. Similar to last years increase over the same time period and season (from my birthday to the Santa Suit Run).
My coach has my training pace in this last period as 5:57 min/k (9:31 min/mi). Does that mean I should be able to do a 29:45? Simply phone it in? Running is hard. I thought it would start getting easier, but it hasn't. One thing I have noticed in myself is that when I want to bite off that big-ass goal, I have a lot more courage and consistency than when I start doubting myself.
I think I'm going to spend the next 9 days, before this 5k, on visualizing that 28:59 and preparing myself for the wave of doubt I get once those muscles begin to ache. Did I say that? I mean once those muscles begin to feel alive and burn with awesome power and DRIVING FORCE!
Have a good one today runners! As always I'm still a wannabe! :)