Start time: 4/14/13, 8:15am
Location: Columbia, MD
Distance: 10K (6.2 miles)
Finishing time: 55:28
Average pace: 8:57min/mile
Total Miles For April: 29 miles
Total Miles For 2013: 175 miles
Current Shoes: 74 miles
Hilly, hilly 10K up in Columbia. Lots of climbs that never seemed to quite balance out with downhill stretches, although I’m sure that’s all just in my head. Ran this race with Stephanie (who warned us about the hills) and Ben, and had a great time. Cool start, which was good; kept up with Stephanie until around mile 3.5, at which point she got ahead of me on a massive hill and I never quite caught her.
Good finishing time for me, though. My last two (and fastest two) 10Ks were 52:30 back in 2008, and 54:02 in 2010. Considering I was at my fastest overall in 2008, only an extra minute in a half for a hilly hilly course? I’m very pleased. After a couple of lackluster finishes at races recently, I feel like I did a good job here. Probably could have kicked it a little faster near the end, but no complaints.