I was wondering, how do others do their goal pace runs and stay on pace? How long do you maintain it for?
At the beginning of my run today, when I had lots of energy, I started thinking about the weekend coming up. I have a 5K race this weekend and was wondering what pace to go for. Last year I ran this course in 25 something (oddly enough I didn't put the race in Buckeye so I have to look up the info and the website race results link is broken), the year before I ran a 24:05. I'll certainly go for a course PR and then I started thinking maybe I should go for a 5K PR. (Remember this is the beginning of my run, have lots of energy,am optimistic and feeling great). Then reality set in and I realized that not only is it a hilly little course but I will have also run 15 miles the day before. So I'll go for a course PR, will run to have fun and get some speedwork in.