4:30 or Bust: A Quest for Marathon Mediocrity

Gunnin’ for a PR Sunday

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Just thinking about my upcoming race on Sunday.  Will be running the Joe Kleinerman 10k, and I think my PR is within reach.  My PR was set in April 2007 (April Fools Day actually) at the Scotland Run, in 52:43.  In fact, I remember this day well because it was the day the March Madness Biathlon was going on in the park, and the day I was inspired to buy my bike and join in.  I subsequently bought my bike on June 7, and then participated in the Central Park Biathlon on Sept 16.  And in the intervening 3.5 years, I’ve raced 3 biathlons and 6 triathlons!

But back to my PR shot, 52:43 is 8:30 pace.  Last week I raced 8:27 pace for 5 miles in Prospect Park, so I’d only need to keep that pace up for 1.2 more miles!  Although the uphills in Central Park are tougher, the downhills are equally easier!  I’m looking forward to the challenge.

It will be my 6th Joe K 10k.  Here is my history:

  1. 12/11/94 – 1:02:21 (PR)
  2. 12/14/97 – 1:03:25
  3. 12/12/99 – 58:31
  4. 12/10/00 – 1:00:23
  5. 12/9/01 – 53:35 (PR)

Wow, didn’t realize I have not run this race in 9 years!  Good luck to all of you racing this weekend…


Written by SCL

December 3, 2010 at 5:04 pm

Posted in Predictions, running

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  1. Good luck tomorrow!

    Sharon Paige

    December 4, 2010 at 11:58 am

  2. Good luck, you’ll do great!


    December 5, 2010 at 9:19 am

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