Similar to the last build, I will be capping off my base training w/ a 5k run. It just so happens that this time every year there is a pre-Easter 5k "fun run" in town. This "Big Bunny Fun Run" as it's called, is a nice little event - they also have a walk, a 1k run for the little kids, and a large raffle afterwards where they give away a huge number of prizes.
Things worked out perfectly here where I was scheduled for a down week, so I took it easy the past few days (the long interval session on Tuesday was the only hard running this week), and I'll be doing the 5k tomorrow!
We have a local masters guy who wins this thing every year. I believe he's about 45 years old and runs a 15:50. He's a big time marathoner and ultra runner and has probably banked a good 80 thousand more miles than I have. (I'm thinking something like 82,000 vs 2,000 - but hey, doesn't that mean I should have fresher legs!?) Clearly I won't be going out w/ him, but if possible I'll try to keep him in sight for a while.
I have no idea how the race will go, what kind of competition there will be, etc. I just plan on going out there and putting in a good effort. About six months ago I ran my first 5k in 18:03. Obviously, I'll be looking to improve on that time.
I'll let you know how it goes.
Wed, 4/1: 5-miles @ 7:07 pace
Thurs, 4/2: Off