I need to amend my list of race superstitions. Please add: Don’t talk about PRing beforehand even if (you think) it’s going to be a walk in the park.
Not that I didn’t – HOLLA! – but it’s probably not a good idea moving forward.
I finished today’s Phoenix 10K in 1:01:50 and although that impressed my not-so-in-love-with-sweat sister, I guess I have to say I’m disappointed. I only reached my first goal – to beat my last 10K time – and missed both my other goals – 1:00 and 0:56.
However, I did follow my unspoken race rule of just keep running and there wasn’t a moment when I felt like I could give anything more, so I can be happy with it. It’s the longest distance I’ve run in some time, so my thighs? Not so much. Supta virasana, please!