Raced my first ever 10km on the weekend. Last minute signup on the bequest of @cat_simpson (who was 3rd Lady FYI), & good hard effort training run.
Took the lead early & went out hard, which convinced the speedy club runners I knew what I was doing (which I absolutely did not), held steady for mid-way & then sucked up the internal whining & closed hard for a 35 minute finish & 12th place.
Purpose of late has been to get better at suffering & running hard at faster paces in shorter distances, plus racing with more experienced runners at those same distances. It’s certainly not Lavaredo or States, but as I remain confined to country in the interim, I’m 100% getting after it.