Thursday, November 08, 2007

Unofficial 10k PR

Again this week, Pfitz suggested a tune-up race for today. I met Michele and Mike at 5:30 a.m., and we took off on the same 10k route that I did the last time. I knew during the first mile that I felt better this time than the last. The last time I did this, which was 2 weeks ago, I finished in 51:46. My official 10k PR is 50:14 last year at the Franklin Classic. Today, I did it in 49:57!

Tomorrow is 17 miles. Next week, the long run is 20, and then it's down hill from there.

16 comments:

Spandex King said...

Wow!! In the 40's!! I can only dream of breaking 50. My best is 56 and change. Great run!!

Lisa said...

That's GREAT!

Lance Notstrong said...

That's awesome!!! After training last year, I really believe distance makes you faster. Intervals help too :-)

Benson said...

OK 'Linda Carter', once again you have amazed and humbled me. You've stuck to your training no matter what and are reaping the rewards. Keep the focus and the fire burning.

What's the deal with your rec center? YMCA opens at 5AM.

Michele said...

Congrats this morning. I tried to hang on but knew after the first mile there was just no way.

Sub 4 is in the bag for you girl!!!

david said...

Woa...who is going to be looking at who's back in Huntsville. I think I know the answer. Great run! Don't you just love the the cooler temps!

Rice said...

got to love when a run comes together like that.

Cheers.

Rice

greyhound said...

OK, you heard it here first. You're going sub-4. Now, I'm no speed demon, but I ran my 10k PR of 48 and change within 5 or 6 weeks of my marathon PR of 3:53. You're right in that same ballpark. Go.And.Take.It.

David H. said...

That's awesome! It's a great feeling to beat old race times while training, but a PR?!? That's just great!

TJ said...

very nice!
awesome 10k!

Joe said...

Sub 50! Woot!

Tri-Dummy said...

Yowsa. Sub 50.

I have a 16-miler on Saturday...let's see how we do!!!

Kate said...

Nice! A PR in training is the coolest thing ever!

Cliff Tam said...

Lana,

Congrats. Speedy. I saw you sign up for IMFL '08 :)...shall be a good journey.

Di aka "Mrs Bigun" said...

U R a Machine woman.

Phil said...

EXCELLENT! It's official anyway you cut it. The fact that you did it outside the usual "race" conditions is even better. You rock Lana!