I think your pace sounds awesome! I usually average about 10:30-11:00, but the average in my last mile was 9:46...I couldn't believe it!! Were you running a half or full? I'd like to do some 10K's, but am not sure I'm cut out for a half. I think I could probably do it with a run/walk technique...maybe run 2 miles, walk a minute or 2...but I'm really not sure. I'm also not sure I really want to, except I'd love to rock that 13.1 sticker...lol! I just started running last july as a way to get fit and healthy, and I have to be somewhat careful because at my age (54) things squeak and creak and take longer to resolve. I've gotten to the point where everything feels pretty good right now. I used to have a LOT of hip pain, but that has gotten much better in the last 2 or 3 months.
When is your next race? I've got a couple of 5K's lined up, one of which is a mud run/obstacle course...have I lost my mind or what?? Also thinking about doing another 8K in May.
The smallest deed is greater than the grandest intention.
I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul. (Invictus - William Ernest Henley)
Just think I used to worry 'bout things like that,
Used to worry 'bout rich and skinny, 'til I wound up poor and fat,
Nowadays I kind of worry where my mind's been at,
Just think I used to worry 'bout things like that. (Delbert McClinton - I Used to Worry from Never Been Rocked Enough)