I hate writing this. I hate to disappoint but sub 40 was not in the cards for me this Saturday at the Market Square Day 10k in Portsmouth, NH. I tried but failed in a few ways.
* 6:01 mile one. That is a newbie mistake. I shouldn't still be gunning it in mile 1 of a 10k. Ridiculous.
*Mental breakdown miles 3.5-5. I was happy with my 3 mile split being a 18:50. But then I started stressing. I thought that first mile would screw things up later. I wasn't racing the hills like I should have. I had doubt. I wanted to quit. I wanted to DNF.
Things that didn't help:
*87% humidity that turned to downpour
*I hate injury excuses but my foot hurt every single footstep. It bled and was angry red. Whatever...
*long course? garmin measure 6.31 miles. Or I can't run tangents worth shit. Who knows. It was a certified series race.
I won't bore you with mile details. But I will do better next time!! Here's the main breakdown:
6th female out of 2000 runners (I was also 6th last year. errr)
3rd in the 30-39 age group. (wtf with the 10 year groups?)
|Getting jacked up on TSN Nitric Oxide pre race|
|right after the finish mats. NOT Happy|
|Fast Chics. Ran alone..|
|Post race delirium|
I'm off to Active to find a redemption race.....