It's a new 10K PR! 52:44, with a total distance of 6.25 miles, so it's a solid time (my previous PR, 52:51, was on a course that I believe was a little short). I'm quite pleased, even though I finished 4th in my age group and missed out on a medal. (I've placed in all my prior YDDs, even with slower times.). My first three miles were very fast, and my next three were very mediocre (no negative splits today), leaving me with a very acceptable average pace of 8:26 (again, based on the 6.25 distance). Now I am drinking a latte and about to have a small cinnamon roll (hey, I did a 3 mile warm-up and 1 mile cool-down, I can have a cinnamon roll), before taking a nice shower and heading off for the Fourth of July festivities at Rod's folk' house.
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But now my task is smoothly done, I can fly, or I can run Quickly to the green earth’s end, . . . And from thence can soar as soon To the corners of the moon. Mortals that would follow me, Love virtue, she alone is free. John Milton
Avid antique shopper and garden lover, runner, walker, skier, and yoga & pilates devotee. Frequent traveller to England. Voracious reader of literary fiction, travel memoirs, self-help books, mysteries, garden & decorating books, and a wide variety of magazines (Runner's World, Oprah, Prevention, More, Glamour, as well as stacks of gossip mags while at the Y). I also have a weakness for contemporary Brit-lit (Bridget Jones and sistren) and sweeping English sagas (e.g. Rosamunde Pilcher novels). English major in my former life. I love sweet peas, David Austin English roses, old houses, antique silver, china and glassware, the Cotswolds, chocolate, scones with jam & clotted cream, and Jane Austen novels. When I grow up (or in my next life) I would like to own a tea room and antiques shop, but for now I just visit as many as I can.