Saturday morning I’ll be running my first 10k in eight months. My 10k PR is 51 weeks old, so a new PR is long overdue!
I’m very hopeful about completing Saturday’s race in record time for me. Because the Dulles Day 10k course is on the runway at Dulles Airport, the course is super flat. Last year I ran the Dulles Day 5k (there wasn’t a 10k option), and loved the race! It was an absolutely incredible experience to run on the runway, and I cannot wait to have a similar experience this year.
Mornings this week have been on the cooler side, and I’m hopeful that the weather will be the same way Saturday morning. I did a lot of hill training and speed work this summer while training for Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach, and I cannot wait to see just how fast I can push myself Saturday morning.
As always, I have three goals for the race:
Goal A – Finish the race in under 1:08:02 (10:57 pace) – the pace I completed Sunday’s last long run at
Goal B – Finish the race in under 1:10:17 (11:19 pace) – my current 10k PR which I set at the Perfect 10 10k last September
Goal C – Finish the race in under 1:11:09 (11:27 pace) – my Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach pace
QOTD: What is the most unique race course you’ve ever run on?