The Goddard Space Flight Center Spring 10k. It's 4-3/4 laps around Greenbelt Lake. I was thinking I'd run 8 min plus 4 10s, and it was pretty darn close to that. Actual splits were 8:04, 9:55, 9:59, 10:11, 9:59. I kind of struggled in that 4th lap, dropping back to 2-2 breathing occasionally. That's mostly mental, I think. It takes a lot of effort to keep the speed up. Plus I think the first lap was a little too fast. The temperature was in the mid-70s.Last fall
I ran this race in 48:37. So that's good. And hey, my VDOT is back up above 40! Which goes to show I'm no good at 2 mile distance, but I knew that already.
It's also interesting that this time has an age-graded score of 71%, equivalent to an age-graded time of 37:24, which seems about right, given that I ran a lot of 10ks in the 36-38 minute range back in the day.