Spring race report

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    Today I ran in a St. Paddys day 10 miler in Freehold, NJ. The conditions were great, it was a little breezy, but it was partly cloudy and about 50.

    I have been planning this run as a gauge on how fast I will attempt my first marathon, and it went well enough that I think I am going to try to qualify for Boston.

    I started out a little fast, like I usually do, 6:24, 6:19 and I immediately realized I should have been wearing short sleeves. The wind made it feel so cold before the race that I thought I would need the long sleeve shirt. Wrong, as soon as we made the first turn to put the wind at my back I was sweating.

    I hit the half feeling good at 32:18, much more aggressive than I normally run a race like this. There were some hills, but no killers, and equal ups and downs. I went through 7 and 8 at 6:20 and 6:22, then slowed a little in mile 9, but I was able to fininsh strong, passing 3 guys in the last mile at 6:16. I think I came in the top 30, but the official results wont be posted until later tonight.

    I came in at 1:04:53, almost 2 minutes faster than a race I ran just a month ago! This is only the third time I have raced this distance, and each time I have gotten steadily faster, so today was a PR.

    Two more weeks until I begin my taper, so I am just focused on staying healthy and getting my workouts in. I have been feeling tired lately as the mileage increases, but after today I feel like it is paying off.

    As a final note, the guy who won the race went to my highschool, finished in 53 something, OUCH! But even scarier is that the course record is 48something!!

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    representing the East coast 😀 Good work and congrads on a PR! looking good for your thon!


  • #13853


    Looks like a BQ isn’t out of the question. Good job.


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    Great job. Nice to get under that 6:30 pace threshold.

    For what it’s worth, I’m probably in 64-65 minute 10 mile shape and I think sub-3:10 is doable for me right now. As long as you have enough endurance to go with your speed, you’ll be making your Boston reservations soon.

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