With just two weeks of formal time left to reach our goal of $30K, we have less than $5K in pledges to go!
And now that my 30 races are complete and I plan to continue training at a vigorous pace, I need (at least) one new goal.
Enter: The Sub-5 Challenge:
I’m going to attempt to run a sub-5 minute mile at the famous 5th Avenue Mile, on Sunday, September 9th, in New York City!
While I could hit the track and cruise a sub-5 mile as a fit high school runner, I’ve never actually recorded a sub-5 mile in an actual race. You might remember that I did run a one-mile race this winter indoors at the Armory, where I surprised myself with a strong final lap to run a 5:28.
Running sub-5 at my age requires a different level of fitness with the real need to improve my speed and anaerobic ability, and doing more speed work as a part of this effort should help improve my 5K times as well.
So I’m going for sub-5… in more ways than one!