Ran the Boxing Day 10-miler (handicapped) (16.093km) today in Victoria, BC.
I think my best in this very hilly race is about 63-minutes or so.
After 10 years (+/-) of no racing or intense efforts, I got slow because I got old, but more because I was not running.
A week ago, I ran a 1:40 16.1km run and thought well, I am sure I will better 1:30:00 – and would love to take 1:22:00 – so I ran 1:26:26. It is a double, out-and-back.
Old dog; old tricks. The first two kilometres were my fastest. Oops. Never really learn.
I caught and passed one person, ran faster than a couple others, but about four or five passed me right at the end.
There is some faux-science about slamming or forcing oxygen into the red blood cells by running an intense effort. Like sometimes that effort is needed to shock the system for a future effort – tada!!! I will be racing the Run Through Time 5K on New Year’s Eve – this one is flat!
HR was about 163 average.
Here is the data at Strava: