That's my 10k PR from last year's Mizuno Run. As this year's Mizuno Run nears, it is time for me again to chase my sub-60minutes dream.
In terms of sub-ing race times, I have yet to achieve a sub-30 5k, a sub-60 10k, a sub-1:30 15k, and a sub-5hr full marathon. I think I've accomplished a lot on the half-marathon, my favorite distance, doing a sub-2:30 then sub-2:20 and a sub-2:15 (my current PR). There's this obsession of mine to log sub-6:00/km pace which I think most will agree is a good standard for being an above-average runner. I'm able to do that during 1000m cruise interval workouts (with 2minutes rest) but not during tempos or races. I often found myself out-of-breath and gassed out after a mere 1 or 2km stretch of running sub-6:00/km pace.
Well, I have this chance again on Sunday (I run for Integrity 10k) to hopefully break 60minutes. By the look of my workouts these past two weeks, it will be a difficult task. Moreover, the Buendia flyover will pose as a challenge as it became my Waterloo during Mizuno 2010. But I would like to give it a try nonetheless.
If that fails, then I'll try again...and again....and again....