5K this weekend

I'm getting pretty excited to race this weekend! I don't race often during a training cycle, so it's a real treat when I get to look forward to one.

First, let's revisit the goals I laid out for myself back in November of 2010. I haven't raced nearly as often as I laid out here, but crazily enough, I'm right where I wanted to be.

January I ran a 17:52 5k, on a no-so-great day for me. 2 seconds off of my goal of 17:50.
I didn't race again until the 8k in March, where I ran a 29:19 (goal back in November was 29:20). So throughout 6 months of training, I've been within 1-2 seconds of my goals. Not too bad :)!!

The goal I originally laid out for myself for the GAC Alumni race was a sub 17:30. Uff. My previous best has been a low 17:40 (even in college). Despite how fast that seems, I feel like I have a good shot at it. The stadium record is currently 17:34, and I would LOVE nothing more than to break that :). That's really what I'm gunning for -- sub 17:30 would be even better.

So, just have to try for it. 17:30 = 42s for 200, 1:24 for 400 (a couple of 1:23s would help), 5:36/mile. Then I'm just hoping that I have a little bit extra in the legs for the last mile or so. Ohh -- just mapping out a goal makes me excited about it!! Can't wait!

Weather forecast currently: 14 MPH wind, 45 degrees, chance of showers. Hmm. Can someone please work on that for me? At least the wind part?

Nichole Porath

Nichole is a blogger, elite level runner, and coach. She ran professionally for Brooks for two years after qualifying for the 2012 US Olympic Marathon Trials. During that time she founded TNC endurance, where she coaches and motivationally speaks to organizations large and small. This blog details her rise to national-level racing, and continues to follow her as she gets back into racing after starting a family. Read on, friends!

1 comment:

  1. How did the Alumni 5K go? was thinking of you during my race yesterday.