I ran a 10K three weeks after my 5K, with Baya being about 2.5 months old. I like doing this one in order to prep for Green Bay’s long course triathlon. It was so cold and extremely windy for this 10K! We ran on a mix of paved and gravel trails, but it’s basically a flat course. I did this race alone. I was feeling pretty confident that I could PR at this distance as well, after that amazing 5K, but I knew it would be a rough race in this kind of weather!
The route was a bit long. My GPS watch had it as 6.27 with my pace at 6:50, but their time put me at a 6:55 pace. Drats! My goal was 6:50 for the race, and when I ran it, I made sure I held that pace. It was still a PR with over a minute time drop from my 10K last year, with a new time of 42:53. I was bummed that it could have been a bigger time drop, but the main goal was getting ready for Green Bay and running a big PR, and I was successful with that still. I was also the top female finisher for it, and second overall finisher.
I still find it unbelievable with how quickly I have not only recovered from having Baya, but also how quickly I have gotten faster than ever before. I had no idea how long it would take for me to get back into running faster, and I tried to brace myself that it could take quite a bit of time. It has already been an exciting spring with how much I have surpassed my expectations. I can’t wait to see what I can do this triathlon season!