IBM Uptown 10k - Nearly, really nearly PR'd

After yesterdays triathlon, I didn't have high hopes for todays 10k. Like last year, my plan was just to run it as a recovery race. I started easy, way back, having hung out with Amit, Toon and talked briefly to Lisa, Terry and a bunch of other people. I actually felt good after the first mile and I pushed on, through 4-miles I was going well. Around the back on the IBM campus I slowed down and then as we excited the campus I saw the race clock, 48-mins and change, wahoo, time to try for a PR.

Didn't happen though, I finished in 55:59, my prior PR was 55:16. Much surprised, at the start I hadn't even thought about trying for a PR, frankly if I had, I expect I'd have run out of steam well before I did. My splits were all over the place as usual. I was some 9-minutes faster than last year under the same circumstances, TX Tri the day before.

Overall: 642nd/866
Age Group: 55th/76
Time: 55/76

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I'm wildly impressed, man. I set my alarm to see how I felt when I woke up. I felt AWFUL. Then I laid in bed for two hours trying to fall back asleep while feeling awful. Not a great morning!

Congrats to you!
Congrats! You looked good out there when you ran by me on Burnet Rd. Good to see you post race too. Good luck with that problematic shoulder!
nice going!
I haven't run a sub 1 hour 10K in like 20 years.. sorry I missed seeing you yesterday.