>> Saturday, March 13, 2010
This "100% Irish For A Day 10 Miler" is not going to be a PR race, but I still hope to have a decent showing. I'm pretty sure I can do sub-65, but I guess we'll have to wait and see. It's supposed to be windy and wet, so that could slow me down a bit. (I can take "cold," I can take "rain," but BOTH really suck the life out of me.) The big thing I need to do is to go out a little easy - I do NOT want to go out too hard and pay for it in the last half of the race.
Here's a breakdown of my only other two 10 mile races from back in October of last year:
TC 10 Mile,
Oct 5, 2009
Monster Dash 10 Mile,
Oct 31, 2009
|First 5 Miles|| |
|Last 5 Miles|
Mile 10 - 5:40
Mile 5 and 10 - 6:08
Mile 1 - 6:35
Mile 8 - 6:31
|Photo Near the Finishline|
Felt great throughout, really enjoyed myself, and finished strong!
Happy about my start speed, but felt like death for the last 3 miles.
So the main point of that table above is to show that when I push harder at the beginning of a race (like a REAL runner), I can bang out a little faster time. BUT, I end up feeling dead for the last few miles (as seen in my numbers and in the photos). If instead I start out a little easier, I'll finish with a slightly slower time, but I'll finish STRONG (and smiling instead of grimacing).
You know what, it's my f-ing birthday, so I'll run this how I want to!! ;)
I'll update my Twitter feed when I get home, and I'll be back with my race report tomorrow! Off I go!.....