I got up early this morning to hit the gym and get my run in. I wanted to do my best to get 10K in so my legs can see what it feels like. My average pace – including my running segments, my walking segments, and my warm up and cool down – was 12:06. So apparently I am going faster than I thought I was.
And I really hope it continues next Sunday at the 10K race. Because tonight the race director sends a bulk email to everyone whose estimated finish time indicates a slower than 13 minute mile pace (I overestimated I’m sure, especially given my average pace I’ve been hitting in training) because we have to be clear of the 4.1 mile mark within an hour, and over a 13 minute mile pace may not allow that. So…yeah… I’m feeling confident, but now very edgy. I have a feeling I may well go out too fast and bonk in the last couple of miles because I do NOT want to get swept.
I should note that nowhere on the race website does it state that you should be at a 13 minute mile pace. I’m just hoping that my training pays off and I CAN complete this thing!!! I don’t want a DNF on my racing record!!!