On Sunday I’ll be running my second 10k.
My first 10k was this same race last year. I completed the 6.2 in a respectable 1:13:20, a mere two weeks after my first half marathon. I had no expectations whatsoever for the race – I just had my eye on the finish line.
This year will be different.
After (fingers crossed) finishing the Marine Corps Marathon next month, I have a future goal in mind: a new half marathon PR.
I am confident I can PR in this race, but it’s uncertain just how many minutes I can shave off of last year’s time.
Goal A: Beat last year’s time
Goal B: 1:10 (11:17 pace)
Goal C: 1:07 (10:48 pace)
Goal D: 1:05 (10:29 pace)
I’ve been doing my fair share of speed workouts lately and I absolutely think these times are achievable. It all depends on the weather, what I eat beforehand, and how I pace myself. I hope the stars are aligned on Sunday morning so I can achieve that 1:05 finish time, but I will be ecstatic to simply just PR.
I’m excited to see how everything plays out after I cross that starting line.
Bring on the 10k!