This is my second time through the TCI program. Last year, I focused mainly on transitioning to the forefoot strike and my form in general. I find that I am benefiting even more this season having already gone through the program once before.
I completed my 1-mile retest yesterday and was 55 seconds faster than I was when I tested at the beginning of this training period! That was in 20 mph winds also. When I started my training I wasn't sure how feasible my personal 5K goal was, but my 1-mile time confirmed that I am on track for reaching that time goal. My 20-minute retest later this week should give me a lot more info.
Thanks to Eric and all on here who have given their advice and support!