How many of you have done a long run? Hopefully lots of you. How many of you, then have done a 5k race in the middle of that long run? Probably not as many of you.
That’s where Carly is being different. She lined up in a “No Thrills 5k” – no fans, no spectators, cold weather, and no marked course – to run a 5k. She obviously could have picked a race with something to offer, but that wasn’t the goal.
She and I have been talking about finding out where she is in her training – you know, where all of the work she’s done has put her. So out she went to run a 5k and now we can base her upcoming workouts for the Boston Marathon with a sense of where she is instead of workouts based on perceived effort. Don’t get us wrong, perceived effort is in no means a bad thing. But it’s good to have solid evidence of where Carly is in her training. And now we know.
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