So I wouldn't normally take an ice bath after a 7 mile run, but I knew today would have been bad if I hadn't. I am happy to report that I woke up to fresh legs today, better than they have been all week- good to know the ice really does work.
I just did 4 easy miles this morning, I had planned to do 2 more with John tonight but we got busy, lazy and Peachie needed a walk so we did that instead.
Today I did manage to go pick up my race packet for Saturday, I am super pumped, and made a new playlist. It was amazing how few songs were needed for a 5k playlist, it felt so easy.
I have also started to think about my pacing plan for a sub-27 race, closer to 26 would be nice. I have no idea how to pace a 5k, it seems starting slow to not burn out just slows you down, but as I learned in January, starting like a bat out of he'll will usually kill me by mile 2. Should I just start at 8:20 and hold on for dear life??? For successful 5k runners, please give recommendations!