Life, Running, & Medicine.
Notes on life as I see it.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

New 10K PR

Something about this week brought about my best couple of runs lately.  After getting beat up in Hitlon Head last weekend doing an 8-miler in the humidity and just a few hours after seafood dinner, I redeemed myself with a good run around the neighborhood thursday.
And today at the Four Seasons Run for Research 10K in Atlanta I heartily beat my old 10K PR with a 50:10 time.  Looking back I left a little bit on the field and probably could've beat 50:00 if I planned a little better.
The course was a tow-lap midtown Atlanta course that didn't enter Atlantic Station (thank God for the change of scenery).  The hills were slow rolling, and only about 2 hills (times 2 laps) with lots of gentle downhill and flat.  Aside from a run along the river, it's as flat as Atlanta gets.  There was music, a DJ, and Falcons cheerleaders to root us on.  Best of all it is a Peachtree Qualifier.  In all it is a really great run with good sponsorship but oddly pretty low runner numbers (maybe a couple hundred in the 10K).
Headed out to Chicago tomorrow for some conference action and related festivities.  Going to do my best to get in a little pre-marathon warm up while in town.

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