Industrial Pearl 10k (walk in NW Portland)

This morning, bright and early at 5:19 am, I set out to walk a 10k route in Northwest Portland. This was the first step in my new plan to train for races at the 10k distance. My goal is to complete a 10k distance race at sub 7:30 pace before May 1st.

Result: 6.3 miles. Start and end point 9th and Northrup. Lower 40s outside, light wind. VFFs w/ Injinji liner socks. 5:19 to 7:02 AM (1:43; 16:20.4 min/mile). Central toes of left foot felt painful stiffness, near base (ball of foot). This mitigated some in final 1/3 of walk but remains a concern.

Next 10k training session (on Wednesday?): 5 min recovery / 1 min sprints (6 min intervals). IN Hawai’i!!

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