Sunday, May 12, 2013

2013 norwalk mother's day 10k: race photos and results

it didn't seem like it would be good morning to run.  it rained the entire drive over to calf pasture beach.  luckily, it was down to a light drizzle by the time i got there - and just a few drops by the time we started.  half way through the sun even managed to make its appearance.

as for the race itself, the mother's day 10k was my 5th straight 10k since the scotland run at the beginning of april.  i ran a 48:40 at the westport minute man 2 weeks ago, so my time goal would be a sub-48 this time around.  my recovery/base building has be going well and i wanted to push the pace a bit to see how my foot would take the extra stress.  if all went well i want to get back to the track and start doing some speed work.

i started off with a pair of sub-7:30 miles - i thought was too fast.  i slowed to a 7:45 for mile three, then had a pair of 7:35 miles.  after 5 miles my foot was no worse for the wear and a felt good continuing to push the pace for the final mile. i crossed the finish in 47:05, a 7:35 pace overall.  i was more than pleased with that outcome (and could probably have squeezed in under 47 minutes if i hadn't slowed down in mile 3).  all in all, a great morning :D

here are the race results from hi-tek

more photos posted on facebook.

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