>Look What I Can Do!>PR Sweep
Today I ran what was most likely my last race of 2009, a 10K in Newport, RI. I finished in 39:38, my first 10K finish under 40 minutes and a PR by over a minute from the same race last year.
With this new PR, I've managed one in every distance I raced this year*. I PRed twice in the half marathon, the fastest finish coming in at 1:30:08 (wouldn't have minded picking up 9 seconds somewhere on the course!) One PR also toppled another in the 5K, with a dip under the 20 minute mark followed by another for a best time of 19:26. I don't run many 4 or 10 milers, but I gained a PR in both of those as well. 2008 didn't offer much in the way of success, so a sweep in 2009 was a welcome refresh to my PR stats.
*I did participate in a marathon in which I didn't PR. Running it was a last minute decision and it was done with no training. It was more of a long, supported run than a race.
------------------------------------- 5K - 18:25 - 3/19/11 10K - 39:38 - 12/13/09 1/2 - 1:29:38 - 5/30/10 Full - 3:45:40 - 5/27/07
Congratulations. In my limited experience, that's not at all common, and I hope you're suitably happy
It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.
That's very damn spiffy. Even in Rhode Island.
(no, I don't really know what that second sentence means)
Sub-40 10K is a huge accomplishment, not to mention all the other great running you've done this year.
Hope you stay healthy and continue improving in 2010.