On Saturday I ran the Scotland Run 10K down in Central Park. The race didn't go as expected, but was still another success AND! PR. Finished in 41:34, for a 1:47 PR for the distance.
Like I always do for 10K's or shorter, I go out hard and hang on for dear life. Unfortunately my life ended at mile 3.5 when I finally popped and my speed evaporated.
Oh well. Not the end of the world! I hit mile 3 at 19 flat again, so it was another sub 20 min 5K performance (which is ALWAYS nice!).. But those Harlem hills just did me in. Here are the splits:
Mile 1: 6:01
Mile 2: 6:22
Mile 3: 6:34
Mile 4: 7:10
Mile 5: 6:55
Mile 6: 6:55
Last 0.2: 1:35
After my body gave out at mile 3.5 I realized that sub 40 was out of the question for the day, but at least I could still PR the distance, and PR it well. So I just tempo-ed it in for miles 5 and 6 and actually felt GREAT holding sub 7's. It almost felt effortless even though there was no more sprint left in me. Strange.
Not gonna dwell on the why's of "Why didn't I go sub 40?!? MY LIFE IS OVER!!!" It just wasn't my day.
But! I still PR-ed it!!! That's still a good day!
Ok, I feel better.
Till next time 10K!
Which now I have 3 goals for the Fall, all running related. I want to A) Officially break 20 mins in the 5K (like have an actual official time stamp for the distance). B) Break 1:30 in the half marathon and C) Go sub 40 for the 10K.
I think all three distances will compliment each other in training.
But until then, its time to focus on triathlon only for the next 4.5 months. I have a 70.3 to do in a month!