Another PB when i wasn't even trying!
Today i went to a club 10k race with the intention of running a 4:20km evenly paced tempo run.
Well that was succesful and with it came a new PB:
I am pleased though now curiosity has got me in its grip and i wonder what i could have done if i was racing?
Factors that helped and hindered me on the day included.
1)I needed to use the toilet but for some unexplained reason it was locked up so i was forced to go 'al fresco' out in the bush.This resulted in me getting to the start line without having warmed up and with my handicap start just passing a few seconds before.
2)New PB at the track two days before.
3)Off i trotted keeping the runner in front(Drew) a uniform distance ahead, it was fairly cold and i was lightly dressed in my flimsy shorts and top.I never had the chance to put my lightweight DS Trainer shoes on.
4)At the 5km mark 20:49 new 5km PB if i can believe Garth Garmin i noticed my shoelace was undone and i knew i needed to stop and tie them both up tightly.
So i picked a point and stopped, the split for that 500m was 2:34 as opposed to the 2:05 average split up until that point so i as it was downhill at that point i lost at least 30 seconds and some momentum.
5)Had the ability to speed up the last 500m but as this was supposed to be a training run i decided not to...25secs blah blah blah
Enough BS now...i now don't know exactly what i might have been capable of?
41mins 42mins?Thats what some of the guys close to me in ability got.
1:41 5km 20:49
2:34 Shoelace stop
2:05 10km according to Garth
0:36 10.157km " " " 43:20
Fairly close together considering the course wasn't perfectly flat.
Hmm i will have to have a think about all this.
Edit:I have been considering my C2S goals A and B
A is 60mins
B is 63mins
A has a chance if everything comes together perfectly on the day.
B has a good chance just doing what i am doing.
I will have to find a way of deciding how viable A really is with 5 weeks training left until race day.Any thoughts?