Last year leading up to my last race of the outdoor season I did a 5k time trial 2 weeks before. I felt great and ran a 20:57 which is not the greatest obviously. After 2 weeks of training I went on and ran a PR of 1:54.28. I was excited to keep racing but shut it down for the year. My coach and I decided this year to ad a base building phase in the fall which I have never done before so I trained as a 5k runner from June until the beginning November 1st. I ran a PR of 17:10 for 5k during this phase in the beginning of October and then started to burn out and not run as well. I took a week of and am back into training this week but I want to know if me running over 3 mins faster in the 5k this year will help me run a faster 800 in the spring.