Great River Road 10 Mile – 50th Anniversary
The Great River Road 10 Mile was my last official race of, what I’m now calling, my “fiscal running year”. I had hopes of breaking my 10 mile PR of 1:25:13, but realized where I was in my training and given that it was 65 degrees, it wasn’t going to happen. One big thing I’ve learned over the past 14+ months of running is that you can’t just show up to a race and run faster than what you have built up in training. It’s just not possible.
So, with all that in mind I set off for a 1:30, which would at least beat my time in last years race. Time this year? 1:30:28. Works for me. 601 out of 1256. I could’ve laid it down in the last mile and beat 1:30, but the thought of being completely out of breath and hurting just didn’t appeal to me for some reason last Saturday.
My pacing was awesome…
9:19, 9:15, 9:08, 9:05, 8:52, 8:59, 8:58, 8:57, 9:03, 8:27
Love it. Another thing I have gotten good at is coming up with a plan and sticking to it. This pacing shows it pretty well.
My BG numbers were perfect for this race as well. I stayed right around 140 the entire morning.
One final note… I couldn’t believe the number of people wearing long pants and jackets! Folks. Look at the weather report not the calendar. It was SIXTY-FIVE degrees!