While it’s hard to write a lengthy race report on a 5k, there’s always something to
learn be reminded of from any event and this was no exception. As I’ve been training more consistently and staying healthy, apparently I have to re-learn an old racing lesson.
I’ve had some decent training recently, and based on how my tempo runs and interval workouts had been going, I expected to do this race in under 20 minutes – not ‘fast’ yet, based on where my training is, but I should have been able to hold a sub-4:00/km pace for the duration. It wasn’t that I finished about half a minute over that goal that was troubling, rather it was the way I ended up there.