is it possible for me to improve in running (here are my stats). would really appreciate advice?
LAST FALL 2019:
5k PR (21:10, 6:47/mi)
10k PR (46:50)
1/2 marathon PR (1 hr, 52 min)
4 miles at the track in 7:18/mi (felt like I could have gone faster, pretty comfortable)
3.5 miles in 7:08/mi (there were stoplights, but felt good and tired at end)
5k in 7:18/mi (it was kinda hot out)
I've been running 6-7 days a week, usually trying to hit 25-30 miles. XC in high school starts on Monday. Should I have upped it more? How much should I do this week? Most of my runs are in the 8 minute range. I know I need to take easier runs easier.
Do I have potential to run a 5k in the 20s and even 19s- maybe not this year... ??
Also, I weigh 132 pounds and I'm only 5'3,5'4. Should I lose weight? Sometimes I feel a little bulky (not fat, just muscle I guess). I'm a girl btw.
Any advice appreciated! Thank you!!!
- Jogger2425Lv 61 month agoFavourite answer
I suggest you ask your coach. I hope your coach knows you better than we do. (That might not be the case if you are new at the school. You might be a freshman.)
If the coach doesn't know you better than we do, the coach will be able to monitor your progress, and give you advice several times over the season.
I suggest you do your regular workouts this week, but cut your distances by half. I don't know what your coach has planned for your first week of XC, but you might want the extra energy.
I can't say how much you can improve without knowing more. But, I hope and guess, with proper coaching, you will be able to go under 19 in a 5K.