Monday, March 27, 2017

Friday - Raleigh Relays

13 miles total
7 miles in Boost8

Ran the 10k at 9:20pm at NC State in Raleigh, NC. Was in heat 2 which ended up being good because first place in the first heat ran 28:20s. Would have gotten wrecked in that heat, but wouldn't have gotten last. My heat was steady and most everyone was trying to run around the same time, sub 30. Went through the 5k in 15:03 and started counting laps and doing calculations after that. had to go 4:40 on last mile to get sub 30 but couldn't quite get it. Finished in 30:05. First 5k was a lot of 72s, second was a lot of 71s but then hit several 73s towards end of 3rd quarter and beginning of fourth quarter. Kept picking people off that fell from the chase pack, but it wasn't enough to keep the 71s going. Got 6th in my heat and 31st overall. Successful first 10k this season, starting off with a 24 second PR, but gotta take off at least 15 more seconds if I want to be considered for Regionals. Coach was pleased since his goal for me was 30 flat.

Did a shakeout that morning: plus 1 mile

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