Factors that should help with promise - do not racing 5km before.
The race is the Dave Reed Spring Classic and is held around Stanley park. Being a race in the Timex series the field will be strong and my race plan is as follows;
- Start out hard for the first 500m
- Attack the hill up behind the aquarium
- Accelerate on the downhill
- Hold on for the last 3km
Here are the A, B and C's
A Goal - Sub 16 - No Logic to this one but could claim that I have a 15 min 5km if I run 15:59 :)
B Goal - 16:30 - Based on McMillian Calculator of my Icebreaker 8km Time
C Goal - Sub 17 - Should hit this but you never know
Feel rested up well for this one after the pinched nerve 3 weeks ago. Had essentially 10 days of running and have put in around 60km in the last 8 days and are feeling steadily better. At the moment my gimp factor is 0.25/10 and feeling 98%. If I get sub 16 I will upgrade that to 0/10 Gimp and 100%
Time to lace up the newtons and put in a solid 20 minutes with strides, eat dinner crash then go time tomorrow.
Motto for tomorrow's race - Go Hard or Go Home.