Another quick (and late) race update. Last weekend I ran the Chattahoochee Road Race 10K and won first place overall! ... and I PR’d with a finishing time of 36:28. This race also tracks and rewards the person with the fastest (downhill) final mile, which I also one with a 4:57 final mile. I was very pleased with this effort, particularly since it was in the midst of a 105-mile week. And I must say, nothing beats the feeling of running directly behind a police escort 🚔
I’m definitely starting to feel the effects of my higher mileage, and I can tell that I’m teetering on that line. I’m paying very close attention to my body and adjusting my effort based on what I can handle each day. I plan to stay north of 100mpw for a few more weeks before I start a modest taper.
Next weekend I’ll be pacing the Publix Atlanta Marathon for the 3:45 group. Obviously, I’ll use this effort as my long run for that week.