10 hours, 3 minutes
Avg Pace: 13:00/mile
Shamrock 5K 2009: 34:49 (11:12 per mile)
61.2 miles -- 14.8 miles longer than in 2009
12 hours, 51 minutes -- 2:48 longer than in 2009
Avg Pace: 12:36/mile -- 24 seconds faster than in 2009
Shamrock 5K 2010: 32:12 (10:23 per mile)
Still an increase in mileage from 2009. Things are going well. There isn't a whole lot to say, I'm doing my typical spring training, which is a little bit easier on the running front than my fall training is. I have about 3 weeks left before the Lehigh Valley Half Marathon. For that race, I have no expectations. I am going to go out and do my best, and if I were to match my PR that I set in Philadelphia in September, that would be exceeding my expectations by a landslide.
I'm so thrilled about my new 5K PR that I set this month. My average pace for the Shamrock 5K was better than my magic mile time that I set in 2008. That is saying a lot. I feel like things are coming along, and I'm well on my way to not classifying myself as "slow." It's not that I need to feel fast, I just need to feel average.
I'm looking forward to how things will go later this year. The fall Galloway program starts in May, and this time we're going to be doing a lot of speed work. My goal is to really push people this season, and to really do it. I'm excited for the work that we'll be putting in. :)
Part of me is still thinking of doing a full marathon in 2010 (something that I know Todd doesn't want to hear me say). I almost can't decide, so I'm also thinking about just entering the lottery for the New York City Marathon and let fate say whether or not I'll run one. It doesn't truly fit into my race schedule, but...
So, onward to another month and another major race. April brings my sixth half marathon.