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I did it! A Personal Best 10k0

Posted by jodi in Races (Sunday October 5, 2008 at 9:07 pm)

I indicated in this post a desire to finally beat the 50 minute mark for the 10k race. I have not been desperately training for years trying to meet this goal, but it has always been a milestone I hoped I could achieve. Today, I did it! I turn 30 in a week, so I was able to do it before the big birthday. 🙂

Evan, Gabriel, and I took part in Issaquah, WA’s Salmon Days 10k Rotary Run this morning, all with positive experiences. Evan pushed Little G in the Bob Revolution stroller in the 5k so that I could go for a PR in the 10k. The weather was ideal – 50’s and sunny. I had my Garmin Forerunner to measure my statistics – and most importantly – to pace me. I decided to aim for 8:00/mile, but not to push myself to the point of exhaustion or pain early in the race. I was concerned about finishing, because I’ve only run twice in the past two weeks (the training has fallen off a bit from the busy schedule), so the distance was a bit intimidating, but I thought shooting for eight minute miles and keeping a steady, comfortable pace might enable me to finish the full 6.2 miles.

Statistics:

Gun Time: 49:17 (chip time was 49:05)
Mile 1: 8:12
Mile 2: 8:09
Mile 3: 8:03
(5k: 25:15)
Mile 4: 7:47
Mile 5: 7:39
Mile 6: 7:43
0.2 Miles: 1:44

Then, onto a great family day after the race. 🙂 I think we’re all taking tomorrow off (from working out, not from working…).

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