Thursday, September 17, 2009

Upcoming Race: Roswell Rise 'n Run 5k

Race Route Link
It has been a couple of months since my last race and my training seems to be coming along well enough for me to try and give a good effort for this weekend's Roswell Rise 'n Run 5k.

On Monday I ran a relatively easy 5.5 mile run with 3.5 miles at 7:00/mile. This weekend's race will an interesting watermark to see where I am now with my training and where I will be by mid December.

My last 5k was back in January and my pace was 6:30 for that run. The race after that was a 4 miler and my pace was 6:48 for that race. I'm not looking to blow those race times away, but averaging faster than 6:30 would be cool.

I guess at this point my goal will be to finish sub 20:00 for this run. That means my pace should be lower than 6:25/mile. I've had a chance to check out the race route and it covers asphalt and crushed gravel which means it should be fast. There are a few 180 turns on the course but it does not look too technical.

I have a race day plan set up for pre-race warm up and cool down from the guy who built my training schedule. I'm looking forward to following his advice and trying to put as much effort into this run as I can.

I'm looking forward to following up this post in 2 days with my race results!

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  Sunday run in the rain.