Run SMART client Erin Strout PR’d this weekend at the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run in Washington, DC. Strout ran 1:12:40 (7:16 pace) to edge out her previous PR of 1:12:58 from the same race in 2009.
Coach Mike Smith said, “Erin’s race was her first in six months. This past October she PR’d at the Chicago Marathon but then fought a nagging injury over the winter. We had been back to regular running for a few weeks but have only done two workouts, so really weren’t targeting a fast time this weekend. For her to run as fast as she did should be a huge confidence boost for her. She has great things in front of her in 2011.”
Here are some fun facts from Erin’s results profile:
- 1052nd place out of 15,970 finishers, or ahead of 93% of the field
- 180th female overall, or ahead of 98% of the females in the race
- Finished ahead of 88% of all male finishers
- During the second half of the race she passed 158 runners (Dropped the hammer!)