|Lone Gull; I'm in Black, Andy's in Blue and Matt is in Yellow on the left|
Race: Lone Gull 10K
Location: Gloucester, MA
Goal Time: 45:00??
Actual Time: 42:11
I stood at the start line and realized: I'm a little tired. The day before I had done the Reach the Beach relay with the Fighting Guppies. Then, I did a warm up with Sean and Brian. I realized my warm up was about the pace I planned to race at. Well, we'll see...
Stupidly, (or ingeniously) I took off toward a PR in the 10k - either I could do it or I couldn't I figured. At mile 1.5 I realized I couldn't. Matt and Sean Sr. passed me. Then it was 4.5 miles of just hanging on trying to stay below 7 minute miles (I failed in Mile 4).
There was a short hill at mile six and a long downhill into the finish. Tim told me to "use my weight and pass Mariah." I didn't.
5 out of 7 USATF races done. Next up:
9/22 - Tavern to Tavern
9/29 - Nahant 30K (USATF Grand Prix)
10/13 - Wayland XC Festival (Cross Country Grand Prix)
10/27 - Mayor's Cup (Cross Country Grand Prix)
11/3 - Manchester City Marathon (USATF Grand Prix)