So I'm running a 5k on the 18th. It'll be my second one and I really want to do it in under half an hour. (My last one was just under 33 minutes) I know it's a bit late to ask for advice, but is there any last minute things I can do to really get my endurance up? I've been running and walking quite a bit since my last one. And I'm thinking about running 1/2 mile, walking 1/4 until the end, does that seem like I'll be able to finish in time? I'm probably going to test it out tomorrow hopefully. I'll ask my teacher if we go outside if I can.
But yeah, any last minute advice please?
Do a longer, slow run for 45-60 minutes. On Tuesday, do what Scotty said or warm up for 5-10min, run fast for 2 min, slow for 2-3 min. Repeat this 3-4 times. Run slow for 5-10min, run for 100 increasing speed until you sprint for 3 times with 1 min slow in between.
On 17th do a slow run for 20min.
What does your mind say, when you think about making it in less than 30min?
If you can dream it, you can do it. Imagine to cross the line in 28minutes. How does it feel? Do you believe it? Focus on this and imagine this several times a day and especially in the evening before you fall asleep and it should be your first thought in the morning, after waking up.
You did 33min, YOU can DO 28!!!