Monday, 6 September 2010

Bittersweet PR


GAH. I feel like Ryan Bradley in Spirit of the Marathon, who missed a BQ by 20 seconds. 


I needed to remind myself that I had to step WAY out of my comfort zone in order to reach my goals. 

The weather was absolutely perfect, 17C, cloudy, low humidity. 

In the early kilometers, when every split was coming up at PR, but not sub 2:00 pace..I took it a bit too easy. My time at 10K was my 2nd best performance EVER, but my only mistake was not pushing it in the next gear early on and having to compensate in the late stages of the race when I had little left. 

The one thing I am really proud of is that I ran every step of the race - even in my previous half marathon PR, I walked through water stations. 

Nothing left to do but try again. 

Field Placement: 320 / 534 (59.9%) 
Age group: 30 – 34 
Group Placement: 17 / 32 (53.1%) 
Gender Placement: 94 / 241 (39%)