This past Saturday was the Rodes City Run 10k which is also the 2nd leg of the Triple Crown,
I had one goal- beat my previous time I did in the Great Pumpkin 10k, In that race my time was 1:06:11 with pace of 11 min/mile.
I was shooting for a pace around 10.30 or 10.35. I've been doing that pace with I run 3 or 4 miles at a time but I haven't run 6 at that. I honestly haven't run 6 much at all unless it's been in a long run. I was ready to push myself.
The first mile came in right at 10 minute mile. What?! I don't go that fast. I slowed down some during the 2nd, probably due to the hill we had. I just kept on. I knew I was going faster than usual because my the finish line I was beat. Exhausted but happy to be done.
My time you ask?
The race time had me at 1 hour, 2 minutes and 6 seconds. I beat my last race by over 6 minutes. I came in at a 10 min/mile pace. No wonder I was beat.
That was the race time, but... I like to also go by my watch since that is what I normally use for time and pace. My watch had me 2 seconds slower, but it had me running 6.28 miles instead of 6.2... I ended up with a 9 minute 54 second pace per mile. My watch stores all my runs, I had my fastest mile, fastest 5k and fastest 10k.
2 races down and 2 to go. Papa John's 10 miler is in 11 days and Mini is in 4 1/2 weeks.