Last year, I did the Miner’s Mile 5k race. While I was horribly out of shape then and about 40 pounds heavier, I still managed to do it in 39 minutes. I haven’t trained, and I haven’t ran in a few weeks, but I know I can beat that time this year. Since the race is tomorow, I made a few goals for myself. I’d be happy with accomplishing at least one of the following.
A) Finish the race. It is only a 5k, but finishing is always the number one goal.
B) Set a course PR. This shouldn’t be that hard to do after last year’s time of 39 minutes flat, but a course PR is ALWAYS a confidence boost.
C) Break 30 minutes. NOT going to happen, but that is always my number one goal at any 5k since I have yet to do it. I’m not trained, and my legs won’t be fresh tomorrow, so not accomplishing this will definitely not be a heartbreaker.
D) Have negative splits. I’m really bad at setting a good pace for myself and usually start out way too fast then get super slow at the end and can’t finish strong. I’d love to set negative splits, even if I only knock off mere seconds. Finishing strong would be icing on the cake.
E) Finish in under 33 minutes. Since I know that I won’t be able to break 30 minutes, I’d at least like to beat the time I had in my last 5k, which was 33:04. Knocking a whole 5 seconds off would be kinda nice.