Monday, March 29, 2010

Monument Avenue 10k

In Pamplona they have the running of the bulls.
In Richmond, Virginia there is the running of the Monument Avenue 10k.
Along with 38,000 of your closest friends, the most beautiful street in richmond, monument Avenue, is filled with runners, walkers, supporters, bands, and volunteers.
this year was colder than most, but not a bad day.
After working 75 hours by COB Friday, I was tired, but Ir eally wanted to hit my goal time that surgery got in my way. and this year I wanted it. 54 minutes.
I woke up and told myself all morning I would do it. I had been running a solid 8:30 pace on my training runs. well the ones that actually happened. I was fairly confident, but know I have a tendency of not performing on race day and ending up dispaoointed.
I went out and paced with my Garmin, my trusty friend. I ws holind a good apce. However when I would do math in my head at mile markers things seemed off, but i kept going with it. I mean who can do math while running anyways?!
unfortunautely this day was like all others. I ended up finishing in 56:13. a 9:02 pace.
However, according to my garmin I ran 7.15 miles and my splits were better than I was hoping for:

mile 1 - 7:29
mile 2 - 7:48
mile 3 - 8:08
mile 4 - 8:13
mile 5 - 7:42
mile 6 - 7:57
mile 7 - 7:43
mile 8 (.2) - 1:19 (8:19 pace)
so forget the official time. I am going to go with my garmin. The map shows my zig zags through the crowds. so i am going to say that I ran 7.15 miles. yeah that's better.
ho hum.

i have decided to run the richmond half marathon.
my goal time...well that's a secret of course.
i just hope that work and settling into married life allow me to train for a change.

1 comment:

SusieQ said...

Quite nice splits!