I knew today’s 10K would not be a PR before I even put on my shoes. (I know, shoot high, right?) My legs are still tired from the marathon, it was warm out, and I *may* have overindulged a bit last night. I set out with the following goals: C – Finish; B- Keep each mile under 10, and A – Finish the 10K under an hour.
I dressed in my “Rock Your Socks” outfit and got ready to head out…
What? Do you think TMB is cringing? Ok, even I wouldn’t go out of the house dressed like that. (Sadly, on the computer, it’s not nearly as obvious that my shirt is hot pink, my shorts are orange, and my shoes are red LOL.)
So I changed into a different outfit. Honestly, I’m still not sure I “matched”, but I think it’s a little better, right? Yes, I bought those socks just for today and yes, Shoo wore them yesterday.
Surprisingly, I hit all three goals and finished in 59:45 and I was only cursing TMB a little bit. My legs hurt by mile 4 and I was completely soaked in sweat. The last two miles were a battle every.step.of.the.way. (How on earth did RunningLaur manage an ultra last night? I haven’t even tried for double digits since the marathon.)
Oh, well. I survived, I got my weekend run out of the way, and I passed 600 miles for 2010. Thanks for organizing the race and getting me out there!
I also don’t know how TMB wears knee high socks. This is what mine looked like by the end (because I was hot, not because they fell down).
Here’s hoping I can get some speed back before I meet up with TMB at the Crossroads 17.75k or she’ll be leaving me in the dust!