I’m running the Paul Short 8k Open Race on Saturday. The closest guess to my final time will get $10 and a letter!!!
Quick training recap
I’ve been running 20-25 miles a week for the past 6 weeks after taking 2 weeks completely off in August.
I’m hammering most of my runs, with my most recent hard effort being an 8 miler at VG with splits of 6:32, 6:29, 6:23, 6:22, 6:15, 6:00, 5:57, 5:38.
The last 8k I did was Rothman where I surprisingly ran 26:49 when I thought 27:15 was my ceiling.
The weather is supposed to be low 60s with potential for rain.
That being said, I’d put the over / under at 27:30
For Fun – Paul Short Results through the years:
2005 (5k) – 20:33
Gourlay beat me by 4 seconds. This is when I knew I’d make the Olympics.
2008 (5k) – 16:45
At the 1 mile mark my coach asked me if I fell because I was apparently so far back in the field (this was a PR at the time).
2009 – 27:43
Freshman year Sam’s fastest 8k.
2010 – 26:57
Take that Jatin & Jeremey!
2011 – 26:56
Jatin ran 10 seconds behind me the whole race cause he “didn’t feel good” and I was pissed. Props to Wacker for the 33:08.
2012 – 28:29
Mark pwn’d me. Props to Slade for the 31:23
2014 – 27:45
I was running 75 miles a week training for the Philly marathon and ran slower than freshman year Sam. Quality > Quantity.