NYRR Scotland Run 10K
The Scotland Run’s always one of my favorite NYRR races. Let’s face it: it’s scattered with kilts and bagpipes – two things of which I’m quite fond! If only they were part of every race…
Last year’s Scotland 10K was a PR for me. That’s not saying much since I’ve never properly raced this distance. It’s always embedded in my marathon training. This year, I decided to run easy and aim for goal marathon pace.
This tends to be a crowded NYRR race. Steve and I lined up in the 7:30 min/mi pace corral. Still, it was difficult to push below a 9 min/mi at first because of course congestion. As the miles passed, the course opened up more giving us room to run a nice negative split.
Regardless of pace, it was fantastic running with Steve! We talked and joked the entire time. Then out to brunch with a great group of friends. A Saturday morning doesn’t get much better than that!
Trumping course and pace, atmosphere and Scottish flair, was my race outfit. A combination of my running kilt and a tank top with Erica’s face on it. A result of what’s now known as Margarita Sundays. Fair warning: be careful what you promise after a cocktail or two. (No lie: I love the shirt.)
For more race photos, check the Erica Sara Designs Scotland 10K blog post, and NYC Running Source’s race gallery.
- Plan = 6 mi @ 8:10 min/mi
- Actual = 6.36 mi – 51:23 – 8:05 min/mi avg pace
- Actual splits = (1) 8:46; (2) 8:25; (3) 8:05; (4) 7:55; (5) 7:51; (6) 7:46; (7) 7:08 (for .36 mi)
Official NYRR race stats:
- 6.2 mi – 51:23 – 8:18 min/mi avg pace
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