>Racing>2013 Misc Goal Thread
run my age in KM? That's 49 right now. But next year I'll be doing my first 50K anyway.
And some silly / weird ones:
When I run I feel like a swallow
Because you are free like a bird?
Nope, because of all the flies I eat.
I did it! 44:51!!!!
It was about as humid as it can get and I was a bit worried about that, 94% humidity isn't something that I normally run in. But it was 65 degrees and overcast and a light cross breeze for 95% of the race so I think that more than made up for the humidity.
Started out a tiny bit too fast right at the gun, my runkeeper app gave me a 1 minute split pace of 6:50 something so I tried to slow it down a little bit and get into a groove. I guess I did! I'm amazed at how consistent my splits are. The first 3 or 4 miles I kept waiting for it to get harder, but I was just rocking along and my HRM kept telling me that I could keep this up. I didn't start crossing what I think my lactate threshold HR is until mile after the halfway mark and I knew I could keep that up as long as it didn't spike. Skipped the first aid station and then next one wasn't until the 3 mile mark. Just took a sip of water to moisten my mouth and poured another cup on my head. Still feeling good through mile 4 and 5, really getting confident, but not wanting to push it and blow up and miss my goal.
Another sip of water at mile 5.2 and another cup of water on my head and just kept rocking it on in. There was a guy ahead of me that was keeping a good constant pace and I just tried to stay about the same distance out from him. My split on mile 6 shows to be my slowest, I actually thought I was picking it up a little bit on that mile and my runkeeper app was telling me the same thing, but somehow when the GPS track got logged it shows a slowdown right before the 6 mile mark, I guess maybe I did slow down some there unintentionally. Started having to work at it and my breathing was getting labored, but my HRM was still telling me I was in good shape and when I turned the corner with about 300 yards to go. I was a little worried that my phone GPS could be off a bit, but I had been matching up with the mile markers pretty well so I wasn't really concerned.
Started to pick it up and bring it in, still had some left in the tank for sure. Saw the clock and it was a little closer than I had intended, I guess my GPS was off a little bit so I really had to hammer it on in the last 100 yards or so but came in under the clock as it ticked to 44:5X. I was very happy. Had to push it that last bit and was for sure feeling it from that, but I was really surprised at how well everything had gone otherwise.
Here's my splits, pretty consistent!
I was pretty confident at about 4 miles in because my HR was lagging about 1 mile from last couple 10K races. My overall avg HR actually ended up lower by a couple beats than my last 10K.
Finished 1st in my Clydesdale division and 16th overall out of about 100 runners. Pretty happy to meet my goal. I really didn't know whether I was going to be able to do it or not when the gun went off to start the race.
Very happy to make this goal, at one point I thought it was unreachable for me.
Upcoming races: Brazos Bend 50 Miler - 4/25/15
Age: 46 Weight: 200 Height: 6'2" (Goal weight 195)
Current PR's: Mara 3:48:09 (2013); HM 1:36:42 (2015); 10K 43:59 (2014); 5K 21:27 (2013)
Good job Nathan! Your consistent training is paying off!
Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.