Originally Posted by SlowLX
I can't wait to get my cardio that intense again. I did polish off a sub 17 5k last saturday though
Nice! A 16.xx is gettin it done!! I just started running again through a coached program here at work about 6 weeks ago. The finale is a 5k on Nov 4th, so I have high expectations. I haven't run competitively since college (SWTSU 15yrs ago) so I've lost a lot of ground. (I started this program at 195lbs, I was running at 155 back then :-/) My personal goal is 18:35 for this one. (Break into the high 5 min/mile mark.) With very little prep/training I ran a 19.54 a couple of years ago, so I truly don't know where I'll be at all. I'm ashamed to say I could run consistent low 16s back then :-/ (not ashamed that ran low 16s, but ashamed that my goal now is almost a minute per mile slower
) I basically wiped my PRs clean and am starting over, I'm not the same person I was 15-20 yrs ago. I've got a 5k next weekend for a yard-stick, so we'll see. (I may revise my goals after that
) I feel a lot stronger than I was 6 weeks ago, that's for sure!
Here's the 5k training program we're using if anyone's interested: http://www.runtex.com/web/workoutpla...15/2007&plan=1
We're really cranking up the interval/pace work, so it's starting to get fun again!
My real goal is not necessarily to get a certain time for this race, but rather to use this as a springboard to get back in the routine of doing it, and shoot for some respectable times in the Spring!
Keep up the good work guys, it's motivating to read your stories!