61 Days of Marathon Training To Go . . ., by @wmbakester

Last Monday I ran the Victory Labor Day 10K, and since my wife was running the 5K, I chose to do a double header (10K + 5K) instead of just waiting around for the 5K race to get done.

My previous 10K PR was 50:13, and I guessed I could hit 48:00 after all of my training, especially since my training app was predicting 47:30. But I surprised myself and proved the app wrong. I hit 45:55, more than 4:00 better than my previous best.

Not only that, but while running the 10K I set a new 5K PR: 22:18, a new 5-mile PR: 36:57, and ran my fastest mile: 6:57, since surgery. I completed the double header in just over 1:10:00, which was 3rd best in my age group.

Yeah, that's all proof that my training is paying off. I can run 9.3 miles in under an 8:00 pace. Thinking I might be able to keep that up for a 1/2 marathon. My app is predicting I can hit 1:45:00.

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