Susan grabbed my kit last night so it saved me like an hour today...thanks girl!
|Obviously an 'after race' shot as the medal is included|
And then it was go time!!! The rumor had it that the course was flat, and I was secretly hoping I could hit a 55 minute PB....a full minute less than my hilly Bluenose time. As I started out, I immediately knew that the air was 'close' and that I wasn't able to get a good breath. Susan and I had each looked at our pace calculator and I knew I needed 5.30/km to reach a 55 minute 10k....I kept looking at my garmin and I was at a constant 5.27-5.30 for the first 5k...and then the wheels fell off!! At the 4k mark we hit trail and, it's not an excuse, but my push-off just isn't what it is on pavement....then we hit a couple slight inclines....and then I got a stitch. Yes...this sounds like a bunch of excuses....and maybe it is....but it's what happened.
|We ran over that bridge...and under it as well on the trail.|
Now I turn my attention to 1/2 training. I can't believe I am writing this yet again (as a true runner...I swore I'd never do another one after my first). Which 1/2 am I doing? I'm not 100% sure but have a couple in mind in the fall that I am considering. We will see how my IT band holds up through training!
Time to toughen up the feet and get'er done!