Things I Think: Post-ALARC Legends 10k
June 16, 2011 § Leave a comment
Only two items in this post-race thinkpad.
First, I have found only one race report so far for the ALARC Legends 10k, Richelle has a great race report and also has a Minnesota Runner’s Giveaway of some SWAG she has collected and a cool necklace (your choice of three) that she made.
Second, I’ve been putzing around figuring what I should try to run at Bjorklund. Originally, I was hoping to PR by running faster than 93:39 (7:09 pace). Then, I thought maybe I would just be happy by beating my course record of 95:47 (7:19). Then I started to think that might be too aggressive.
But then I saw the forecast, perfect conditions: cool, around 50 degrees. Maybe some rain. Wind (10-15 mph) at our backs.
And the added confidence of running 6 easy miles at 6:58 pace without feeling like I was pushing. Plus I’m feeling strong during my taper.
So my plan is to attack. Go out and run the first 10 miles at 7:00 pace and assess then whether I want to coast in, whether I’m going to crash, or whether I want to race the final 5k. I figure if I hit 10 at 70:00, I could slow to 8:00 pace and still run a respectable 94-something. But even if I totally crash, so what? If I crash and burn, so what? I’m doing this for fun, nothing really depends on me running a certain pace. I’ve got no pressure on me to do anything so just go for it and see what I can do.
It’s nice to have a plan.
It’s also nice to have incentive. I decided that if I PR, I’m going to treat myself to this:
It’s not expensive–in fact, cheaper than most singlets I’ve found but not something I really need.