Sunday, June 08, 2014

Spring Celebration 10K - Santa Monica

Ran my first race of the year as planned in the previous post. This is was also my first time running with A Better World Running. Love the concept of keeping the races low-key and low overhead.

Surprisingly I managed to end up at position #1. Waiting for the official results to be posted to know how many ran the 10K (they usually limit it to 100) but here are the numbers:

                                                      Overall Place: 1, out of 23
                                                      Time: 48:05
                                                      Avge Pace: 7:54 min/ mi
                                                      Splits: 7:37; 7:59; 7:32; 8:29; 8:08; 7:50

Got to the start line about 5 mins late and so was trying to catch up to "the pack". Once i did, I began to chill out and then towards the end, the very last mile, I started to push hard again. That is clearly reflected in the splits. Got to try to be consistently under 8min, on the next one (hopefully will make it to the start on time!)