Well, tonight was a great feeling that was immediately deflated. I wanted to take advantage of the cooler weather so I did a 10K this evening, starting just before 8:00. My goal was to finally break an hour, as my personal best previously was 1:00:26.
I got started, hit the first mile just before 9:00 and the second one around 19:00. Mile 3 around 28:30, Mile 4 around 38:00. Mile 5 is almost all uphill, but I felt like I was powering through it pretty well. At some point, it was too dark to see my watch, so I hit the light, except I hit the wrong button and switched to timer two. No big deal, I hit it again and saw that I was at 46:00, and I finished mile 5 at the 48:30 mark, which was better than usual. Then I hit mile 6 around 56:30, and knew I had it made...I finished in 58:47 for the 10K. I was elated, then I hit the light again and noticed that the time was still going.
Then I realized I wasn't on timer one, I was on the clock. I hadn't finished in 58:47, it was 8:58:47 at night. I had been so excited during the run I hadn't even noticed the 8 in front of my time when I was reading the clock. Frantic, I switched over to timer 1.
1:01:13. Not only had I not broken an hour, I hadn't even set a new PR. Dammit, I felt great during the run too.