- May 15, 2006 at 4:19 am #5200
Yes, I, the man who rarely ventures outdoors to run much less actually enters a race, laced up the Orange and White racing flats on Saturday morning (at 8:00 AM! could we get some Saturday night races, please?) for the 2nd Aquarium Run 10K (I even ran it last year in 40:26 which is my current PR). It was a little warmer then I like (probably 65 and a little humid), but the wind wasn't too strong, the course was flat and I was feeling pretty good. I was shooting for a sub-40:00 with the fall-back goal of just taking a PR. Heres how it went down…
1 KM: 4:04 Nice and relaxed, I was happy that I stayed patient with the crowds and didnt get drawn out too quickly.
2 KM: 3:58/8:02 Picked it up trying to stay right at 4:00/km pace.
3 KM: 4:04/12:06 Hmmm…slowed down…better go faster.
4 KM: 4:00/16:06 Darn, I thought I was going faster, but we're about to turn around.
5 KM: 4:07/20:13 Uh oh.
6 KM: 3:53/24:06 OK, maybe the 5KM mark was long???
7 KM: 4:13/28:19 WHAT???
8 KM: 4:04/32:23 Well 40:00 is out…gotta get a PR.
9 KM: 4:05/36:28 WHAT???
10 KM: 3:52/40:20 PR by 6 seconds.
OK, well its not a sub 40:00, but I extended my streak of PR'ing 7 consecutive times at the 10K distance (I have only run 7 10K's). I dont know what to make of this race. I felt really good early on, but the heat really got to me (and it wasnt even THAT hot). I finished 10th overall and 2nd in my age group. I guess I'm happy with my run, but I expected more. I feel pretty good today and I plan to get right back after it in training. My goal race of the year is in November so it should be nice and cold by then. Thanks for listening.
- May 15, 2006 at 11:27 am #20604
YIPPEE… a PR is always a good thing… when you said “humid” I thought, right, there goes the whole thing… I was out Sunday morning and while it felt cool & damp the humidity had me dripping wet by the end of the run, and I was taking it slow…
good job, looking forward to that fall “cold” race report..
- May 15, 2006 at 1:01 pm #20605
A PR is a PR and 7 PRs in 7 attempts at the distance is definitely something to be happy with. I hate humidity even more than heat, so I think you have to keep that in mind when considering your race. Besides, truly competitive people always want more. That's what keeps us coming back for more. Good job, sub-40 is surely right around the corner.
- May 15, 2006 at 2:37 pm #20606
It is always encouraging to see improvement, keep it up!
- May 15, 2006 at 6:09 pm #20607
7 consecutive PR's is impressive no matter what. Nice job.
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