For me, this race was a PR as I shaved more than a minute from my previous best for the 10K. I’m pleased with the effort but a little disappointed as I was really going for a sub-40. My unofficial watch splits are:
- Mile 1 - 6:44
- Mile 2 - 6:38
- Mile 3 - 6:29
- Mile 4 - 6:32
- Mile 5 - 6:30
- Mile 6 - 6:46
- Mile 0.2 - 1:15
I threw myself at Cat Hill repeating my breathless, snotty-nosed mantra of “Head up. Pump arms.”
It worked, I surged up the hill passing a bunch of people but I fell apart at the top. There wasn’t much left in the tank after that. However, I did get an energizing shout out from Uptown Girl… Thanks!
All told my time 40:59 ain’t too bad a way to end my 2006 racing season.
Now, it is time to focus on my move… And reading your brilliant Haiku’s! Don’t forget to submit your entries by Friday!
"When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them."