>> Saturday, September 12, 2009
Here’s just a quick report... I’m out in Madison getting ready to volunteer for Ironman Wisconsin tomorrow! It’s been a fun day!
Pharmie took off in the group of 20 milers about 5 minutes before I started. I started the 10K at the same time as the 5K runners who were about 1 block in front of us. I ended up passing all but 1 of the 5K runners in the first half mile.
Mile 1: 5:51. I was trying too hard to chase down the only other 5K runner that I hadn’t passed. Dumb. I didn’t need to go out that hard. (Plus, he went on to run a 16:00 5K, so he was out there on his own.)
Mile 2: 6:12. Rough mile. I ran the first mile too hard.
Mile 3: 6:06. Getting better. I had told myself that the next mile would be where I really start to pick it up...
Mile 4: 5:58. OK. Good. But I was DYING. It was humid, and I was gasping for air.
Mile 5: 5:49. So very rough. Wanted to be done. Trying to run hard to get it over quick.
Mile 6 and the last 0.2: 6:47. (5:39 pace) Glad to be done. Glad. To. Be. Done.
- 36:46 (5:55 / mile average)
- 1st out of 100? (don’t know yet)
This was my first 10K. I ran it all by myself: there was no one around me from about 50 feet into the run. I ended up winning the race by about 3 minutes. However, if I want to run the TC 10 Mile in 3 weeks in under 60 minutes, I need to hold that pace AND go another 4 miles. D’oh. That’s a downer.
OK, off to bed. There’s a BIG day of Ironman fun ahead! Good luck IM Triathletes!!