I rarely PR these days. Dammit, why did I have to run so fast when I was younger? Sure, I could say I have “post-college” or “adult” or “recent” PRs, but….meh. A PR is a PR to me.
Which is why, I guess, I got lucky today. I don’t think I ever raced the 5-mile distance when I was younger and faster. So today? Totally counts as a PR!
Race: NYRR Womens Team Championships
Date: August 7, 2010
Weather: Nice – 70*, low humidity
Mile Pace: 7:06
Place (overall): 114 / 509
Place (F30-34): 20 / 84
Overall, I’m pretty happy. Took it out a little fast (6:49 for mile 1), but not too crazy. Mile four, which included Cat Hill, kind of killed me. Mile five was a constant challenge – a battle to keep myself from giving up. Around the four-mile marker, coach shouted at me: “don’t go flat!” Which is exactly what I was doing. I tried to keep myself engaged and mostly succeeded, but still think I should have been able to break 35. Oh well.
But compared to January when I ran the same course? 3.5 minutes faster. So that’s something to be happy about.
And I do think it’s probably a PR! I’ve been racking my brain and don’t recall racing any five-milers in my youth. So, yay! PR! If only by memory default.
Of course, I wore my CEP Compression Socks. Hotness. Who else is gonna be rocking CEP socks? Holly at Couch Potato Athlete!
Congrats!! Email me at eatdrinkrun at gmail.com and we’ll work out the deets.
Well, I could go on about the beers and quesadillas that were consumed after the race, but I’ll spare you. Besides, it’s bedtime. Tomorrow is long run day. No rest for the weary!