Have you ever taken a glance at Pace Prediction charts for your different race paces? I imagine most people are all over the place. I know I am.
Gets me to wondering just how much I can improve in the different distances. From doing some studying, the half marathon is my best race distance. It’s definitely an outlier on the pace charts for me.
I had PR’d in every distance race i’d ever run until Angie’s this year. I knew that wasn’t going to happen with the weather and I didn’t foolishly force it. I also know that you can’t PR in every race you run. In fact, i’d really love an ideal weather race. The only one I ever really had was RNR Dallas Half last year.
I know the 10K distance is my worst, especially since i’ve only ever done 2 and that was mandatory to finish a race series in 2008. 10Ks just aren’t my thing. Maybe I need to give them another chance. I think it’s more of a mental thing and not having the pace down for the distance. But then again, most of my TIR distances were near that mileage and I rocked those.
I’ve never written down my PRs to look at them, but I did today. I honestly don’t remember any of them off the top of my head. I usually just look after a good race to see if I beat it.
Mile: never raced this. Maybe attempt in May
5k: 23:10 (gun timed race only)-April 2011
10k: 51:45-April 2008 (only done 2 and they were both in April that year)
Half Marathon: 1:45:11-January 2011.
Marathon: 4:00:13-November 2010
I just don’t race a lot, so I haven’t had much opportunity to improve. I may add some more 5Ks and a few 10Ks in to see what I am capable of.
And i’m still on the fence about another marathon. It’s just not as much of a goal anymore. Ask me again over the summer, lol 😉