Sunday, January 18, 2009
9 10-Mile Run: OMG, What The.....?
Ran 10 mi in 01:41:35, or a 10:09:30 pace.
Whoa. Did I just run 10 miles at the same pace as my last 10K?
Yep, I most certainly did. :)
Did a double-take at first when I checked my stopwatch after today's run, as I thought it was a mistake!
The funny thing is that I thought my legs were going to be tired from yesterday's race, but they felt really strong & amazingly didn't tire at any point during the run.
I'm definitely getting stronger. (Feels really good to know this too!)
A 10-minute mile pace was originally going to be my "stretch goal" for the 10-miler; however, it looks like I obviously need to re-evaluate and set more ambitious goals for myself.
Am really getting the hang of this distance thing.
After yesterday's race, in which I proved that I can go much faster right now than I originally thought possible, I think that my next "stretch goal" will be completing the half marathon distance in 10 minute miles.
Who knows, maybe if I keep working at it, I'll eventually be able to run a marathon at the same pace! :) Would LOVE to complete my first marathon in 4:30:00!