After a day+ of reflection I am feeling a bit better about Cherry Blossom. It's not that I wasn't happy with my time, but the fact that I was out-run over the last 1/3rd of a mile by two other runners didn't sit very well with me.
Here are some other notes:
50:56 was a 33 second Cherry Blossom best and a 19-second PR.
My 10k split was only 10 seconds off my PR (which is "soft")
I believe I "PRed" in every (odd) distance from 7-10 miles today.
This was the most even 10 miler I've ever run - 25:22/25:34 (or 5:04/5:07)
Three separate running sites indicate that 10 miles is my best distance. Depending on which site you refer to I am capable of running 14:30s and/or low 2:20s.
I am psyched for Pikes Peek 10k; a new race distance and a new barrier to break. Aaron Church will be there.
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