I know, you're feeling neglected. The last time I talked about you in a positive way was March of 2010. And it wasn't even a big brag. It was a "1 second PR because the Witch Dr said I wasn't allowed to run faster than that."
Most of the time I start out with, "10K PR is kinda old...", or, "well, 10K PR is 54:54, but I haven't run one in a while....". I'm sorry for that 10K PR. I really am.
It's not that I love 8K PR more than I love you.
|Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10K|
Fast, flat, fun... come run it with me!
You're a little long in the tooth. (gasp)
And that's fixable. I know exactly what I need to do. I have a race all picked out. I need to train for a race specific goal. I need to let the long slow distances of the marathon go for a while and focus on shorter distances.
Not because they're easier.
They're not. Truly, each race holds its own challenges. A marathon is freaking hard. Well, someone's going to have a stroke when I say this but, in my opinion, a 5K deserves respect too. And as such, so does a 10K. So from now until April I'm going to focus on you 10K PR. Because you deserve my attention.
You are worthy.
I know what needs to be done. And I know where my weakness lies. Accountability with speed work. So knowing this, I signed up for the A10K training team with RRRC.
I remember when all I wanted was to finish a 10K without dying.
(hey, some goals are loftier than others)
I remember when all I wanted was to finish a 10K in less than an hour.
(and not have my running partner go into labor on the course)
I remember when all I wanted was to finish a 10K in less than 55 minutes.
(and finished that race in 54:54)
....today. All I want is to just run as hard and well as I can at the 10K distance.
(Well that's a little vague).
10K PR, you and me, we're going places together.