In Syracuse for tomorrow’s Masters 5k National Championships. Been an uneventful week – got in a couple of quality workouts early in the week, but spent Wed-Fri just bagging some mileage on the bike and in the pool. Have no idea what tomorrow’s race will bring – I don’t feel as strong or confident as I’d have hoped I would, similar to how I felt before 5th Avenue last weekend so I learned my lesson there about selling myself short. Last weekend’s issue was a perceived lack of good training though – not that my training for this has been anything special, but with a 10 day cold still lingering and just an overall feeling of malaise my uncertainty this week is more with the simple lack of hop in my step. The race forecast is low 40’s and rain, so that won’t help matters either. However I feel at race time though, my plan is to go down swinging, unlike last week were I had post-race regret. The race brochure said the course is marked every 100om, so the plan is 3:10 x 5 = 15:50. Even splits, nothing fancy – run them til I drop….
As usual, will update tomorrow after the race, assuming my fingers haven’t frozen solid.