Posted: 04/02/2016 at 06:57
Back to health and hoping to log some miles this month. Hope everyone else is fit and well.
I've decided to take on a 5k plan as I'm trying to get back to fitness and now have some base mileage in my legs (& will have orthotics as of next week which once broken in should hopefully knock my foot pain on the head).
Question is, over 12 weeks what is realistic? My best parkrun this year is 24:30, last year it was 21 something at the start of the year. I intend to follow Pfitzinger and Latter's up to 40 miles plan as I've used P & D for marath training before and think that's what got me down in times across all distances post plan.
There are two 5k tune up races that I'll do at parkrun, but just wonder where to start with pacing. It seems that 10k pace plus 20% is very slowly (based on McMillan training projections as I've not done a 10k since the peak of my fitness), but I guess that's where I am now so I should stick to it. Slow & sensible? Thoughts appreciated.