I ran the “Run your heart out 5k”. I was so close to running my heart out. It was 27 seconds away from my personal best. I finished at 24:27 and my best was 24:01 on the same course set on Feb 2017.
I didn’t really get completely out of breath. I was running at 90% about 2/3 of the time. My last mile was kind of in a holding pace.
I didn’t wear my Garmin so I don’t know the exact pace. But based on my feeling, I was pushing hard from zero to the first mile. From the 1st to the second mile I was kind of peaked and had to throttle back a bit. I was still passing people. After the second mile I didn’t pass that many and mostly was just hanging on my pace. A female runner passed me. I wasn’t able to pass her back.
I didn’t stop for water break. I think my muscle was reaching their peak output. I felt my legs were heavy around 2-2.5 miles. Also I was nearly out of breath. I felt I could have pushed a bit more and sustain at a higher pace, but I didn’t push that limit.
Overall I am pleased. I haven’t been this fast since fall of 2017. This makes me happy. I know. I want to surpass my record. I was running at 7:51 min/mile pace and I really want to run faster at 7:00 min/mile pace or lower.
To BQ, I have to do 7:00 pace for 26 miles.