Ran my first 10K yesterday at the 3rd Annual Winterville Snowflake 10K. I love running in Winterville. It’s one of my favorite places to run because it’s flat and fast. The 10K course takes you out on back roads with just the pavement in front of you. It was a little chilly at the beginning of the race but once we got started I warmed up fast. Ran the first 3 miles at a great pace. If it had been a 5K course, I would have had a PR. I finished 3.1 in 31:48 which is awesome. I can tell I am getting stronger and faster. By mile 4, I was getting tired and slowed down. My pace was no longer the pace of a 5K course. Mile 5 felt like the longest mile during the race. I was tired and kept having to tell myself to keep going. I finished the 10K in 1:08:54 and placed 2nd in my age group. Overall I really like the 10K distance. It’s the perfect distance for training for longer runs.
In one of my previous posts, I was telling you about my RQ Racing Crew. They are the one’s who travel with me to races, hold my stuff, help me get ready and are my photographers. Well, I made it official by getting jackets made that says RQ Racing. Look for RQ Racing at a race near you!
This week’s training focus is on speed! I honestly believe in speed drills. I think the short intervals really help with my endurance.
Next up, Surf and Sun 5K- Cumming & Super Bolt 5K- Dacula.