This will be my fourth year running the Jaguar 5k. Its an annual sports fundraiser for the school I taught at my first five years of teaching. Its one of those races that is more about the people you’re with and where you’re running than anything else. My current 5k PR is from this race from last year, and while I’d love to see myself get a new 5k PR, I also need to be realistic since I have a 10k the next day.
My one and only goal for Saturday’s race is to take it easy. My pace has gotten significantly faster over the past year, and if that means that I get a PR on Saturday, then great. But if I don’t, then I won’t be upset either.
As for Sunday’s 10k, the main reason I signed up for this race was in hopes of PRing. After less than stellar weather conditions at the St. Patrick’s Day Double last month, I knew I wanted to give myself at least one more opportunity to try for a better 10k time, as I need to submit a 10k finish time as my proof of time for Wine and Dine in November. I chose this race for a couple of reasons: the course is flat since its on an airport runway and the weather hasn’t gotten too warm yet. With that said, I have three goals for Sunday’s race:
Goal A – Finish the race in under 1:04:13 (10:20 pace)
Goal B – Finish the race in under 1:04:44 (10:25 pace)
Goal C – PR and finish the race in under 1:05:52 (10:36 pace)
Here’s to a fun weekend of running!
QOTD: How many sets of back-to-back races have you run?