Well, this morning’s 5k not exactly what I was looking for, an upset stomach, a bad night of sleep, and lingering effects of high mileage conspired to produce a subpar performance – 17:04, 5:30/mile pace, 4th overall, 1st master. The best part was the first mile in 5:10 (mostly downhill and w/ wind), then ouch.
Must’ve eaten something bad yesterday, the stomach was a problem all night and morning, the stomach/legs tight the entire race, even with a long warm up. ‘Luckily’ I have a history of not running this race well – it’s usually the year’s first 5k and have done little speed work, like this year – but have bounced back in the past, so hopefully that’s the pattern again. Will chalk this one up as a good speed workout.
No need for 5k speed for folks running The Marathon tomorrow…just a tempo run…pumped up for/with ya’ll…go get it!