It was cold: 28 degrees. It was windy, and it was snowing/icing. But we finally got a race in. They were going to cancel it but I'm glad they did not. This race was meant to be a rust buster to see where I am at. Seeing as how the conditions weren't exactly good for really PRing, and seeing as how I've been training for a marathon and not a 10K, I'd say it was a pretty good day.
Started on pace, went through the mile in 5:15, ran on feel from there. I had my 3 mile split at 15:58, ignored them after that. The turn-a-rounds were icy and thus not conducive to quick turning. I worked on catching Sean and luckily he was the rabbit I needed to chase down. Finally caught him after 4 miles and passed him but he really was only a few seconds back.
All in all a good effort. My training has been very marathon specific, and I've not concentrated on any type of pure VO2 work. In addition, I felt incredibly strong. I can literally feel the strength of many miles and marathon paced runs in my body and I know I'm going to do well in my half and the full marathon in April, and I'm guessing it won't be 28 degrees and snowing then!
PM: off...There's a sheet of ice on everything andit's dangerous to even walk around on the sidewalks. Pool is closed as well. It's frickin March, in DC, when is this warm weather supposed to comeback?