12K's of Xmas PR RR
This race starts in downtown Kirkland, WA, right near my office. The day was cloudy and cool, about 40 with a light wind. This is the one and only 12K of the year, and as usual they had a small sign at each K with a picture of each "day" of xmas on it.
Fashion report: (all nike) black long sleeve top, blue/gray shorts, visor, black gloves to start, NB 857, garmin 305.
This is a fairly hilly course, but since my office is literally on the course, I run these hills all the time. That didn't really help me today. I haven't felt well lately. I missed last week's 5K due to a kidney stone. I had to bail on Friday's 5.5 miler over a lot of the course at 4 miles when I just felt tired and had no strength whatsoever. Today I felt better but not 100%. My kid had a fever on Friday so I know something's going around.
So here's the breakdown:
- 1 10:30 +99
- 2 10:02 -56
- 3 11:24 +148
- 4 11:23 +91
- 5 9:20 -213
- 6 10:12 0
- 7 10:06 -71
- .5 4:46 -5
I don't think the elevations are all that accurate but you can get a general sense of how hilly it is.
The last couple miles I really tried to get down to 5K pace but I really didn't have much in me. I couldn't even get to 10K pace.
Current course record:
Current 10K PR pace: 9:57
New course record:
A ~4 minute PR and 32 seconds/mile faster
Well, that's the last race of the year. I've had 11 out of 14 races be PR's at that distance. (which I guess a PR for PR's)
|overall place:||694 out of 939|
|division place:||71 out of 83|
|gender place:||297 out of 347|