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Friday, June 1, 2012

Bread & Honey 5k Race Goals

I really had debated running in the Bread & Honey races this year, but made a decision to do so because I love the route and I have such fond memories of the Bread & Honey festival. I danced in the parade for many years as I took lessons in Streetsville from ages 3-18 and I enjoyed going to the midway as a teen as well.

My current 5k PB came last year at the Energizer 5k night race and is 26:50.

I have not trained for speed at all as my focus this winter has been on the marathon.

I have run two test runs in the past two weeks, a five km run with KM 2 at 4:43 and KM 3 at 5:07. I did a treadmill run this week with 15 minutes at 5:06/km pace. McMillan says (based on my marathon time), that I can run 3 miles in 24:15.

And so, my goals:

A+: 25:00*

A: PB at sub 26:50*

B: Not to crap my pants

*both goals depend on weather; Sunday's forecast is 60% POP with Thundershowers, 18C and 15 KM/hr winds.

I still have to decide if I'm going to pace based on my garmin, or just go by feel. If I'll look for a negative split or an even run. I guess all of that will be a game time decision. This will also be the first race where I warm up prior. How long should I warm up for?

Of course I'll be back to tell you all about it! I hope you enjoy your weekend!


  1. After all that distance training you'll be surprised how fast you can run when you are in a race! Have a great time!

  2. Good luck on Sunday. Our plans are the exact same this weekend! Funny. I hope that we both reach our A-goals!

  3. Have fun all you girls! My goal on Sunday is not to die riding my speedy bike in the rain, on the highway, downhill. For everything else, I'll blame hubbs.

  4. Congrats, just looked up your results...sub 25 you rocked it! Way to go! Knew you could do it...it's amazing how much distance training can do to improve your speed! Well done.


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