Today was the Montclair 2mile and 10k–on a whim yesterday I registered for the 10k figuring that if i was going to do any sort of training for the Old Port Half Marathon, today’s long run would be six miles. which is 10k. (so pleased i remember my metric system).
My goals for this race? None. Except to finish. Without re-injuring my heel. And, if possible, within a 10 min/mile pace.
My results? According to my LYR app: 6.3 miles in 59:40. When I crossed the finish line, the clock read 59:31. I am really pleased. The last half mile was a bit tough–my legs were tired, but I had stamina. And I was wicked pleased at the 6 miles mark– 57:40. My app’s mileage tracker seemed slightly off the course’s, but then again, I started at the back of the pack and turned it on when i started running, not at the official starting line.
Best yet–no pain in my foot/heel!
I’m glad I followed this whim–it was good practice for my upcoming race, it gave me some confidence that I can still do some distance, and I know i’ve got to work on my stretching and leg strength a bit more.