Running 45:09  10.0 km (4:31 / km) +25m 4:28 / km
shoes: Asics Cumulus 18
This crack at the PR has been in the calendar for a long time. I thought I was going to have to cancel it because of the big snow dump we had yesterday but when I stepped outside today the roads looked clear enough to give it a go.
I wasn't feeling 100% after all the festivities yesterday and the sidewalk at the start was icy but I decided if the first loop was under 4:30mpkm then I'd finish the job.
I started too fast again, 4:05/4:17, and then as I settled into a rhythm it was all over 4:30.
At the halfway point I was still ahead of the curve but knew I was slowing down.
At the 7km mark I knew I was right on and would have to push to stay with it but I just couldn't keep it going and despite a 4:15km last KM I came up 9 seconds short.
A bit heartbreaking but this is just another workout. And if it's not today it'll be next time.
But this won't come up in the rotation again for a few months so we're gonna have to be patient.
Not that I have much to complain about, 45:09 is a PR by almost 4 minutes for me on a straight 10km. But this one still goes down in the books as 9 seconds slow, not 4 minutes fast...