Well, I had one of those epiphany moments on my 16 miler last friday. I was chugging along and then around mile 10 I thought, forget 26.2 miles I don't even want to finish 16. So I did 12 and went home. Happy because I figured it out. A huge difference from a week prior when I was registering for membership to USATF because clearly I was going to win the $2000 for overall female. Ha.
So now we're going into summer where there is a 5k on every block every weekend. Let me just say I hate 5k's. I've never done well in a 5k. The last 5k I ran was 19:28, a pr over 2 years ago. However, McMillan says I can do better based on my marathon time of 3:02:
In fact, this says all my pr's are crap. But because I love a challenge I will try the 5k again. I never really trained for a 5k so that could have something to do with it. Or I just suck at shorter stuff. We shall see! This means I have to do TRACK. I never did track for my marathon training but for 5k I probably should.
I've been running 6:50 pace since Eugene. It's like my legs are stuck in that pace. 5 miles or 12 it's the same pace. So I hope to shake things up and not run my marathon pace in a 5k. Fingers crossed!