AM: Peacthree Road Race; very humid but cold compared to previous races.
Warmup: 4 miles; ran from Ansley Mall to the start.
Mile 1: was hold up between the runners started late in the A wave, thought it was thinning out so it did not; lost at least 20 sec here; should have just given in; also never could find any rhythm because of constantly speeding up and slowing down.
Mile 2 -3 down hill miles; did not really feel fast.
Mile 4: first hill seemed ok
Mile 5 second hill was already tough
Mile 6: the tank seemed to be empty; felt weird;
In the last 2 10Ks i did not feel that weak; felt weak but not in th elegs it was an overall weakness; very tough for me this time; dont want to ventilate any excuses; however came from China two days ago; 12 hour time difference; did not really sleep before the race; however is sleep really necessary? not sure; at least it was a treshold run that felt like Vmax.
Weather: 74F and 100% humidity; it was raining from the beginning to the end; legs were not really tired; i just did not get enough oxygen in; it felt like a asthma attack furing the race; other people had less problem; another key factor was probably that i had not had any long run in for a while; i think i had enough weekly miles; also the 10 is hilly overall about 300 feet elevation gain. I dont want to complain too much; the last years P-Tree race i ran in 1:11:02 (2 months of running) in 46:02 (14 months of running); so overall i value this 10K result as improvement.
Summary: problems: jet lag, little sleep, humidity, hilly 10K solution: train consistently to increase endurance; so that the listed issues are not issues anymore.
Cool down: 2 miles