I am a half marathon distance runner and the idea of training for a 5 km run seems a little funny to me. But of course it isn’t because 5 km is still a serious distance if you are hoping to run, say, a sub 20 minute time.
The truth is that I have been off for an extended period with back problems and I am finally running again. On Wednesday I will run in my first event (5 km corporate challenge) in a couple years. I am humbled by how hard it is to start up again and by how difficult it is to complete 5 km, at any speed.
If you are a runner, take care of yourself and don’t get injured. And wish me luck on Wednesday … you can be sure I will not be shooting for sub 20 and not even sub 30. Just to finish.