10K race report
Raced today. The local Sakai New Year "Marathon." They had a half, 10K, 5K, and 3K and 2K races for the school kids. I ran the 10K. It's the 4th time I've ran on this course, a 3K loop of Izumiryoukuchi park.
My time 35:52. That was 4th overall and 1st in my age group (40~50). It's not a PB but well pleased with the race as I felt strong, running well within myself and only really struggled the last 800m or so. Now I think about it I could of really pushed and got a PB but I don't know if I could have gone faster (things always look different after the race) anyways PBing is not always possible and it was a good workout for the upcoming full marathon, I just want to get used to running 17 to 18 mins per 5K at a clip were I feel strong and smooth and in control, and I think I at least did that.
Besides coming from an unhealthy base in September I've made steady progress with my fitness and speed (Oct 10K 38:26) (Dec 10K 37:26) (Jan 10K 35:52).
Next a half on Jan 30th and one on Feb 20th and another 10K on March 20th were I will target 34~33mins.