Whenever I run a 3 miler, I've been adding in the last tenth, to kind of base how I'm progressing. Posting here so its easier for me to see.
8/4/12- 46:48 (treadmill run, notoriously slower than usual)
So generally, getting faster except that dastardly treadmill run. I've not been pushing myself like I would in a race, so maybe when I actually race a 5k again I'll be able to PR? I'd need to do faster than 33:51. I think its possible, so we'll see.
A few of these have been on a track and I'd do a jog the first 400m, pick up the pace for the next 800, and really speed it up the last 400. Rinse and repeat for the 3 miles, then the last tenth, really bust my butt. The run on 8/14, I got down to a 9:05 pace for the last tenth. Not too shabby, eh?
I'm running a 5k on Saturday, but it will be after running 10-11 miles, so not expecting anything spectacular.
But those times above, the fact that they are improving...gives me hope.