I haven't been posting that much because my computer is acting up again - I've lost my drivers for sound and I can't download any pictures - I'm going to have to do a complete overhaul on it but really don't want to take the time or spend the money on it right now - so I've just left the computer sitting on my desk running at about 60%.
Other than not being able to post pictures to my blog, I have been running quite a bit. I'm currently at 120 miles for the month and on-pace to finish this month at about 140 miles. My 5k race (the first race this year)) is in a week, and I'm starting to look forward to racing again. I don't have very high goals for this race other than to just enjoy myself. Cycling on my off days is really helping me get my conditioning back quick - I feel pretty good running after a cycling day. I'm currently on a 11-day streak right now, and I feel pretty strong so I'm pleased with my progress this month.
Goal wise for my race next week, I've been kind of wishy-washy on. I'm really not too sure what to set for myself. I've thought about it quite a bit because I hate going into a race without any specific targets. So this morning I decided to take a look at some of my past 5k training runs:
6.26.2010 Run 3.1 Mile - Tempo 3.1 Mi - 28:59 / 9:21
6.24.2010 Run 3.1 Mile - Easy 3.1 Mi - 31:11 / 10:04
6.21.2010 Run 3.1 Mile - Easy 3.1 Mi - 30:30 / 9:51
6.7.2010 Run 3.19 Mile - Easy 3.19 Mi - 31:43 / 9:57
4.25.2010 Run 3.1 Mile - Easy 3.1 Mi - 29:29 / 9:31
4.7.2010 Run 3.1 Mile - Easy 3.1 Mi - 29:20 / 9:28
Looking at this I think I can set up the following:
Goal A : Run a sub 28:30 min
Goal B : Run a sub 29 min
Goal C : Run a sub 30 min
Last July 4th I ran this in 28:27 with some solid 80 mile months going into the race - this year I took off April and May basically but I did have a great June so I'm guessing I could have about the same results. BTW my PB for this distance? I ran on 12/30/09 - 28:04..... on this exact course by myself.