Sunday, October 2, 2011

IBM Uptown Classic 10K - New PR!!


It was beautiful outside this morning for the IBM Uptown Classic 10K, the first race of the Austin Distance Challenge.  Congrats to my running buddies Scott, Raoul, Matt and Daniel, who all ran blazing fast times out there today!  I went into the race wanting to run fast without killing myself for the Wichita and Des Moines Marathons that I have coming up the next two weekends.  The race was much more painful than I thought it would be (I forgot what it felt like to try to run fast), but I still came out of it with a new 10K PR of 43:55.

I rarely run 10K races, so every time I do run one I tend to do a PR, which is pretty cool. Here's a look at my 10K running history, from my first ever street race (2006 IBM Uptown Classic) until today:

DateRaceTimePace
(min/mile)
10/01/2006IBM Uptown Classic1:02:009:59
10/21/2007IBM Uptown Classic56:569:10
10/19/2008IBM Uptown Classic46:437:31
04/11/2010Capitol 10K45:177:18
10/02/2011IBM Uptown Classic43:557:04

I feel like I could run a faster 10K with more than a week's rest after my last marathon, so maybe I can keep the streak of PRs going in my next one. I must say though that I prefer the marathon much more than shorter race distances, so I won't be rushing to sign up for another 10K too soon.

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