After completing my first goal of running 6 – 5Ks, I’ve moved on to goal #2 6 10ks. I ran my first one this past weekend and it was excellent. I was super concerned about my time. I looked at last years results, and my fastest training time was still towards the low end of the pack. I figured no matter what I would finish a 10k which was more than many people would do. So I got up and headed out. I had set my goal at 11:00/mile. I was so concerned about my time, I didn’t even tell anybody my goal. I started out fast. I always do, but I intentionally slowed my pace to 10:00/mile. I didn’t want to burn out in the first few miles, but I figured 10:00 was slow enough to keep from burning out but fast enough to help me keep that 11:00 pace if I got tired. To my surprise, I kept that 10:00 pace through all 6 miles. I ended the race nearly 6 minutes faster than my fastest training run. It was fast enough to get second place in my age group! I was super excited, and can’t wait to hit the next 10k.
Run for Angels 10k
|Time: 01:03:03||Distance: 6.3 miles||Speed: 10:01/mile|
|Suffer Score: 192||Max HR: 176 bpm||Avg HR: 161.8 bpm|