Ha, shows what he knows... 40:14.
I'm not really sure where to primarily place the blame for not going under 40, but I don't want to beat myself up too much over what is still a healthy, competitive time that most people would be heavens-to-betsy thrilled with.
|I started out planning to just stay with a teammate who has been running times comparable with mine lately, but I knew pretty quickly that the effort was a bit too much. I stayed pretty relaxed for the next couple miles after that and concentrated on running my own race, but the first big hill in the fourth mile just knocked me out. I recovered from that reasonably well, but ended up "sprinting" in my last .2 in 6:50 pace, so I couldn't have left much of anything on the course.|
At any race, it was a great hard workout and I'll get over the 30 mile mark for this week, so maybe I can start feeling like a runner again after toying with the temptation to just stop training altogether for a while.