Saturday, April 10, 2010
Sudden 10K, 5K, 10K no 5K
I've been nursing a sore hamstring for the past 2 weeks, and have slowed my pace way down, and run the same SLOW pace for 2 weeks. Yesterday, I got back to marathon speed, but knew deep down that it wouldn't be good enough for a good race. Finally, I got to the race, and decided that the 5K would be good enough. Here is my reason. I want to do a long run on Sunday morning, and didn't want to be too tired from a 10K.(insert corny face with bulging eyes here)
Long story gets shortened here. All the fast folks must have seen the same results as I saw from last year, and decided to run this race. Luckily, half of them ran the 10K, but the other half ran the 5K. It was a perfect morning and a super flat, fast course, but I just could not maintain my first mile speed of 6:50, and hit mile 2/3 at 7:28, which is more or less my 10K speed.
Finished at 22:43, which was good enough for 9th in my Age Group. WOW. Bottom line is that I am still new at this, and the marathon training is still new to me. This time last year, I would have been absolutely thrilled with a 22:xx 5K.
Right now, it feels like I'm standing still, like in the picture above. (I don't recall stopping and posing for that. I do remember, half smiling and thinking, OMG - she's about to take my ........ )
Next up is the CMM in 2 weeks.