Fair enough fella. Theres hardly any 5 mile races locally.....at least not till October. But having gone faster than 29 mins enroute to a 10K indicates at least to myself that it is a goal surpassed. Either way, it was back in March; I should be comfortably inside 29 mins for 5 miles now, but I'll wait for October for the official result....fingers crossed no injuries before then!
Jamie You never know. You may manage sub 8 but I wouldn't dwell on it though. Jury do your best an see what happens. I'm rapidly going off the method of runing to pace because I've found if you practice runing to feel you get to know what effort you can sustain for any given distance. I've noticed most out the time that in local races everyone sets off at a faster pace than what they can sustain which means they are just filing there legs with lactic acid sooner so they have to slow down more. With having a staedy start I seem to be passing people in every race why they dont learn is beyond me. In my last race (trafford 10k) there was a guy videoing about 100yds in to race and I was in about 100th place. I ran every mile pretty much the same pace but finnished in 53rd.
Sorry to go on but I really think most runners would run better times if they coukd just start sensibly at paces they can realistically sustain.
I did rather better expected in that road run (1.55 miles or 2.5K). I was optimistically hoping for sub 8 min but was delighted with 7:34.