Surfing the internet last night on the SA road runners website I found a nice calander of the running events in Adelaide. There is a fun run this weekend and I thought that the 5km run would be a good opportunity to set a new sub 30min PB, and be my first fun run since the City to Bay, I even went as far as printing off an entry form.
Needless to say when I headed out this morning I had almost forgotten the dissapointing long run of Sunday with a new goal in mind. I set out at a deliberately faster pace then normal, with the aim of running a consistent pace over the entire 5k instead of gradually increasing it over the distance which is what I seem to subconciously do. I didn’t look at the Garmin once (after checking the first 1k split, 6:28mins), until halfway through my warmdown walk/jog. Seeing a Time of 29″34′ brought about a big grin and some fist pumping into the warm pre-dawn air.
But what does this mean for Sunday’s Fun Run, what should I aim for there now? On a relatively flatter track maybe I could go sub 29 mins and be closer to my 2006 goal? Maybe I should enter the 10K and just use it as my long run, but I think I want to start out with something easy and achievable for my first semi-group run so failure does not even enter my mind.