Darien 10k Road Race - 1PM
10k Race time: 44:34 -- Pace: 7:11 per mile
If you take a look at yesterday's post, you'll see that I beat my goal time in today's race. I set out for 45 min and came in 26 seconds ahead. However, you could call me a bit of a sandbagger since I did run this race last year in 43:00 flat.
One the one hand, adding 1:34 to my time from last year is a bit of a letdown. On the other hand, considering the 80+ degree temps and my light running this week, I'm OK with where I ended up. (Taking a look back, last year's start temp was 63 degrees).
Today's race was not easy. I felt like I worked for it. First, the start was a bit chaotic. There was no warning of the whistle whatsoever. We're all standing around with no clear idea where the start line was - and when they would actually send us running. Next thing I know, everyone's running. Race organizers need to improve the starting process.
Miles 1-3 were really no problem. I had clocked 21:15 through three - which was faster than I had planned. Mile 4 was a slow one - about 7:28 - large steep hills - and the heat was catching up with me. I finished pretty strong - the sixth mile was 7:03.
All in all, it was a pretty good day. I know that I will have to work hard to be ready for the New Canaan Train Race that is 3 weeks away.
Mileage summary for week
- Mon: 3.2 in killer heat - damn near 10 min miles
- Tue: 4 - 30:30
- Wed-Thu-Fri: Goose-egg
- Sat: 4 - 30:50
- Sun: 6.2 race - 43:34
Planned run schedule for 9/19 week
- Mon: 4
- Tue: 5
- Wed: Rest / X-train
- Thu: 6
- Fri: 4
- Sat: R
- Sun: 6