I have raced today’s 5K course four other times: 2001 21:59, 2002 21:27, 2007 20:15, and 2009 20:58. I enjoy trying to predict race times based on past training. 2001 and 2002 were long ago. I do not think that information is applicable. I went all bohemian in 2007, not recording stuff, not wearing a watch, etc. The training worked, it was the fastest time for me. However, it took a big chunk of enjoyment away. I have a list of the workouts I did back then, and duplicated them, as best I could, in 2009 and again this year. I have not been able to get back to 2007’s times.
Comparing the 19 weeks leading up to today’s race to the 2009 race revealed I ran 40 fewer miles, and the miles I ran were slower.
Here are the mile times, splits, and overall pace:
|Overall Pace: 6:52|
The elevation, heart rate, and pace graphs:
Thanks for reading.