Need 2 Know... wrote:
In other words, the goal is to run slightly faster than 3200 pace for 5k in only one year. Is this goal ambitious, realistic, or conservative?
What’s your average and peak mileage per week and general long run length?
This season I’m building up to 75 mpw with consistent 15ish mile long run and I’m holding that until a couple weeks before my peak race.
I maxed out at 60 mpw in high school. If I gave my junior year times you people would have been telling me to look at DIII schools so I’m more of a late bloomer.
Possible, make sure you get in healthy sources of iron, calcium, protein, whole grains+ consistent core work.... Lots of hill works and base mileage will help too. I think you can do it for sure.