Saturday, 18 September 2010

Frank Duffy 10 mile race

It's been a while since I posted and I need to provide a few race updates. I will begin with the Frank Duffy 10 miler on 21 August. I was looking forward to setting a nice healthy new PB at this distance and the weather was close to ideal; no wind and sunny but it would get warmer during the morning. The race began right on time at 10am. The first mile elapsed in 06:20, a little fast perhaps but okay. The splits are below

1) - 1m - 6:20
2) - 1m - 6:22
3) - 1m - 6:24
4) - 1m - 6:22
5) - 1m - 6:18
6) - 1m - 6:16
7) - 1m - 6:33
8) - 1m - 6:35
9) - 1m - 6:40
10) - 1m - 6:16
11) - 0.07m - 23

Miles seven, eight and nine were along the Glen road and the pace dropped, although I felt I increased the effort level so these splits were a little disappointing. I was especially glad that the final mile was my fastest and according to I am on for a sub three hour marathon performance. As can be seen from the very low heart rate in the last few miles I was either in the final stages of a fatal heart attack or I needed to replace the battery; thankfully it was the latter!
I crossed the line in 01:04:30, with average mile splits of 06:26, twenty-three seconds per mile faster than last year.

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