4….3….2…1….not a count down, but my finish time.
Rob, Drew and I traveled an hour away to do a 10K this morning. It has been forever since I’ve ran a 10K race; so long ago, that my 10K PR was a mat in a hilly 15K race.
It was sunny, 40 degrees with a light breeze. For this 10K they bus us to a nearby town and we run along a canal back. The trail is mostly light rock.
I have felt completely stale running-wise and not yet race ready, but if I want to get better, I need to get out there. As we lined up Rob and I started further back than normal, about 7 people deep. The beginning of the race course is downhill and there was no way I would want to get caught up in the surge.
I have no idea what pace I could sustain so I tried to just run with an effort of 8 on a scale of 1-10 and see what that got me. After the downhill beginning it was time to get settled in on the trail. I was able to pass handfuls of people that went out too fast in the first three miles and then it seemed like I was settled in to what felt like the effort I could hold to the end. As we turned for the finish a guy announced to me that I was 7th female, results are now posted and I was 8th female. I was able to pass one more guy right before we crossed the line.
I got a new PR and 2nd in my Age Group!!
Rob also got a PR and 3rd in his Age Group with a 40:57!!
F 30-34: 2/47
Me with my award.
Rob and me with our awards.
Rob and Drew.
Up close of my award.
Afterward we came home and watched the NYC Marathon. Shalane did amazing!! 😀 It was too bad about Haile, I hope he reconsiders announcing his intention to retire based on his knee and his dropping out of this race.