With my first "official" event, the Ontario Mills 10K, coming up this weekend, I've backed off my training just a bit so I'm fresh on Saturday. This process is called "tapering," and although it's not really necessary when preparing for a short race like a 10K, I figured it's better safe than sorry. This way I'll be more prepared to step things up a little bit and go for a personal record. My current PR in the 10K is 58:20, and when I did that I was more or less at cruising speed. If I push the tempo during the second half on Saturday, there's a decent chance I'll lower my mark.
Speaking of PR's, just this past Sunday I set a new best in the half-marathon with a time of 2:16:29. More importantly, I paced myself well enough so that I was able to turn it on down the stretch and the final mile was my fastest of the run. Definitely a confidence-builder. I'm signed up for the San Diego Half Marathon in March, so it feels good to have some success at that distance.
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That's it for now, next time I'll have the play-by-play of the Ontario Mills 10K. Can't wait!
1/9/13: 8 miles, 1:24:07
1/11/13: 3.1 miles (5K), 28:49
1/13/13: 13.1 miles (Half Marathon), 2:16:29 PR
Ontario Mills 10K
Hosted by the Christian Okoye Foundation
January 19, 2013