All the week was in preparation for the Rolling Stone Music & Run 10k!
Tuesday was easy 6k with Yasso’s 5x800m at the pace I would like to do my 10k at Saturday.
Thursday was an easy 6k and Friday 3k with 4 fun 20sec strides.
All to be ready for the run of 10k on Saturday.
We arrived there at 7PM, my wife’s walk was at 8 and the 10k run at 8:30 so we had time to take some cool pictures.
I did run with my Saucony Type A8 bad ass running shoes!
Warrior was doing it’s show and we had a glimpse of it meanwhile I had a watermelon juice.
I planned to run negative splits, starting slower at 4:35/km for 2k, than 6k at 4:30 and the last 2k at 4:25
No man, didn’t do that at all!
i started faster running with the crowd excited by the rock music “I love Rock & Roll…”, I managed to get to my pace between 3 to 7k, but slow down in the last 2 and half kilometers.
I found strength to get back in pace in the last 500m to end up strong, though!
Final was 45min and 11 sec, not bad considering PR was 47 minutes!
Now the officials, was the 47th place among 4351 runners and the 7th of my age!
With that time Inam already doing, according to RunnersConnect pace calculator, 3:27 on the marathon, my aim is 3:30 for NYC in November!
After that was the fun part, free beers and the concert of Frejat that we enjoyed up till 1AM!
Exhausted, was time to refuel so we went to Joakin’s that stay open until late whee we find a bunch of people from the run wearing medals… Had a nice turkey sandwich and went home to have our rest.
Today was recovery day, so I went to a packed Ibirapuera Park to do easy 6k listening to cool music digesting the PR I did yesterday and what it means in that beautiful, but chilly windy sunny winter like day.
No, this is not a spacecraft, but a masterpiece of architect Oscar Niemeyer called Oca (indigenous house) in the middle of the Park.