NYRR Scotland Run 10K

Photo by Steve Mura

Photo by Steve Mura

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…

Me and Steve near mile 1Photo by Erica Sara

Me and Steve near mile 1
Photo by Erica Sara

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.

Photo courtesy of Erica Sara

Photo courtesy of Erica Sara

Garmin stats:

  • 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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