I had lofty aspirations for the Run for the Zoo. I wanted to see if I could run a 40 min 10k. Well, I didn't. I finished in 43:08, a new PR. I had some serious right foot pain about 2 miles in. I considered DNF'ing, but thought I'd cruise for a bit and see how it felt. I even walked a little bit. Eventually, it went numb. I hustled it up a bit more, and finished under 44min.
Here's what I learned from the race:
I need to focus on nutrition more.
I can push through pain.
I need some more speed work.
Overall, fairly good showing on my part. Its just that I was disappointed with the foot pain that slowed me. There's always next year.