Following up on my last post, I thought I'd outline my reasons for choosing the 5k as my main racing distance for the foreseeable future. I've used a simple table to do this — with a rating of 0 to 10 for different reasons to choose an event. The 5k is the easy winner, 40 points to 23. The 'good at it' row is based on my performance as a percentage of the world record. As you can see, I've pretty much sucked at running ever since I started doing it! My best event ever was the 800 metres, at 74.9% of the world record. As a 50+ aged runner, my 1500 ranks highest. I'd like to get the 5k up to 70%, which would mean running 21:05 at age 53.
I hope everyone is having a great weekend. I know some have raced the Christchurch Marathon, and some haven't. I raced an awful 8k cross country race yesterday, which is best forgotten. An enjoyable 15k jaunt through the Aussie bush later this afternoon will make up for it.
| ||Marathon||5k||100 metres||Olympic Tri|
|Like racing it||2||9||4||5|
|Like the training||6||10||5||4|
|Good at it||2||5||3||2|
|Friends do it||7||7||1||2|
|Event||Male World Record||All-time PB||Open A/G %||M50 A/G %|
|100 metres||9.58||13.8||69.4||No PB|
|Olympic Tri||1:48:24||2:46:55||64.9||No PB|