On Monday, before I get ready to barbecue with friends, I’ll be headed out to run my first 10k of the year, the Ringing in Hope: Salute to Our Troops 10k. I’m excited to run a race that I’ve never run before, as well as to push myself and see what I’m able to do after successfully increasing my running speed throughout this half marathon training cycle.
My main reason for signing up for this race is to push myself to not only PR, but to also have as fast of a time as possible to submit to runDisney as proof of time for November’s Wine and Dine Half Marathon. This will likely be the only 10k that I run prior to the mid-August deadline for proof of time. The race distance also works well as my last long run prior to next Saturday’s half marathon.
My three goals for Monday are:
Goal A – Finish the race in under 1:01:06 (9:50 pace)
Goal B – Finish the race in under 1:01:37 (9:55 pace)
Goal C – Finish the race in under 1:02:08 (10:00 pace)
I set my current 10k PR last April, when I ran the Manassas Runway 10k in 1:01:56 (9:59 pace). Both My A and B goals would result in a new 10k PR for me. I can’t wait to see what happens on Monday and to push myself hard one last time before next weekend’s half marathon.
QOTD: What are your Memorial Day plans?