So I have been working on my 5K pace and loving every minute of it. I’ve done two 5Ks and have seen my 5K drop on my quest for 26:40. I’m getting very close but the Chicago Rock ‘n’ Roll is a month away and the furthest distance I’ve gone is 6 miles.
I tried to go longer yesterday. I had 8 planned but between the heat, hills and humidity I just didn’t.
It got me thinking about how hard it can be to switch gears, at least for me. You wouldn’t think it would be tough…it’s all running right? But for me, to switch gears from going short and quick to long and consistent, it has been rough.
I am loving the 5K speed training, lots of intervals, and tempo runs but if I even stand a chance at getting through Chicago I need to think longer slower miles.
I’m looking forward to that weekend because they have 5K on Saturday and then the half Sunday. I’m thinking of make the 5K my “A” race and just managing through the half. I’m thinking lots of selfie stops on the half route word is Pavement Runner is gonna be around so I’m pretty sure the race selfies will be in full effect.
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So I guess my questions are:
Do you have conflicting goals?
Can you train for a short distance goal and a long distance at the same time?