Just a thought... I find it very funny when runners say they are going to use a race as a workout. What are all the workouts for if you go to a race and consider the effort equal to another workout? Too many runners, in my humble opinion, choose to define a race as another workout. I wish for once, I could hear a runner say I am going to my next race and try to kick ass. It is time to bring back old school mentality to racing. Give it your blood and guts. Use your training workouts to achieve a specific goal at a specific race. Workouts breed better performances.