I had my first race of the season today! I was going to treat it strictly as a recovery run though and not shoot for a PB following my 10 mile on Friday. I ran the first half just solely focusing on my 3-in, 3-out breathing to control the speed of my pace so make sure I wasn't going too fast. I then felt my body kick into gear at the half-way point and found that I was going at a faster pace while still maintaining my breathing and my legs felt great! The fact that I was in a race got the better of me and I abandoned all prospects of the run being strictly a recovery run in the last few kilometers, picked up my pace and really sprinted when I saw the finish line in sight! Legs actually feel all the more better now that I've run 5K a few days after this week's long run!
Official time for today's race was 38:40, which is slightly annoying because that's 13 seconds short of my 5K PB! My previous 5K race in October was 24 seconds short so at least I'm improving. I want to try and run a sub-35 5K in the summer after I have recovered from the Bath Half!