so, I took an extra day off from walking yesterday. Today I went out and fartleked around. I was able to get some racewalking practice in... The pace got down to around 11mpm (6:47mpk). Not too shabby, I just can't sustain that pace for too long before my form starts to fall apart. All in good time. I just need to practice, practice, practice.
I'll walk 6 or 8 slow miles tomorrow, then the 5k is on Sunday.