Sunday, May 23, 2010
AIDS Walk/Run for Life -22:49
I decided to run the Aids for Life 5k the night before as an opportunity to test and reassess where I am with my running. It was a small, low key race on a perfect morning, near home.
There isn't much to say about 5ks for strategy. I just run as fast as I can, and try to hold on when it starts to hurt. For the most part I'd rather run 10 miles than a 3k. I don't enjoy running at that level of intensity.
Things went well though. I got 2nd in 30-30M, 5th overall, (there were only 32 runners) a new PR, and my first trophy! I improved on my previous PR by about a minute. I'm of course really happy about my performance, but I'm not really a 5k racer. I do use these numbers to set my VDOT scores for my pace training, so the data is important to my overall goals.
After a brief cool down and some food I got a 2 hour zone 3 bike in. It was a great training day all in all.