Patty lined up for a 5k a few weeks after her goal half marathon in an attempt for a 5k PR. The elusive PR didn’t come, but we did learn a few things about how to prepare for a 5k PR run.
1. Warm up properly. Patty tweeted and said she got the race in time to warm up. Victory.
2. Don’t start at the back. Not everyone should be in the first few rows of a race. I understand that. The opposite is also true; not everyone deserves to be in the last few rows.
3. Find a way to pass people without wasting energy.
4. Run smooth and avoid the stops and starts.
What are your keys to running a PR 5k on the road?
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All of these are great tips! I usually, as a rule of thumb, look at my projected time/goal pace in the previous years results. If I’d be top 10, front row is acceptable. Top 25? Two rows. Top 50? 4-5 rows back. Far enough up to avoid the chaos but far enough back to be in the right place.