Posted: 16/07/2016 at 08:56
Dibs - agree with Ale
Ollie - I would focus on the end goal as the target race in that case. If your schedule has you running a MLR with strides then the 5k is just an additional run in the schedule. Ergo the time is irrelevant, although a fast one is a bonus!
We have plenty of athletes at our club who - in my view - over race: There is often disappointment because you can't run a park run pb, a fast 10k and a half marathon best as well as training for a marathon. You can't be all things to all distances at the same time.
what - thought about run to PR, run 5k, run home but that would be 13 miles. Given I'm still coughing up stuff and feel tired I'll go off road for an easy hour.
why - like LmH, deciding what to do next
last rest - not run much this week
last hard - getting round 6 miles yesterday
A bit grey here but very mild, due to be mid 20s later!!