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Finished my first HM today! (Read 1711 times)

Jess Causley


    I finished my first HM today and I had so much fun.

     

    I started in the 2h30min estimated time group. The plan was to keep a 7 min/km speed to make sure I made it to the finishing line. But I realised my time was just over 6/km.  When I got to the hard part mentally (about 13 km), the 2h30min people got tired and I started overtaking. That was excellent for my mental state of mind and I could keep my speed up the whole way.

     

    My only mistake was the finishing straight. I thought I could sprint really fast and I almost killed myself and had to jogg the last 100m.

     

    In training I never run faster than 7min/km, so I don't know what happened. I have only been running since February, to beat post natal depression. And it sure has worked, I am hooked for life.


    Consistently Slow

      Congrats. 2:09 finish.

       

      A couple of things to consider:

      Your race pace was only 5 seconds off your 10k training pace. Image your time if you would have tapered. Long run 9 days out. Hard 10k  7 days out. I see you going <2 next time.

       

      Congrats.Big grin

       

      PS: Why did you pick 2:30 time group?

      Run until the trail runs out.

      2014***1500 miles 09/28/14

      50miler 13:26:18

      Race Less Train More

       Pistol 100 ----01/03/15

      Ana Trason  "Living Her Life"

      "The Marble in The Groove"

       

      unsolicited chatter

      http://bkclay.blogspot.com/

      Jess Causley


        I have never really ran under 6min/km and all my long runs have been 7 min/km. So I thought I wouldn't make it all the way if I ran any faster than 2:30.But I am glad I started with the 2:30 people, they were a nice bunch of people, slowed me down a fair bit the first few km, but that was good.

         

        Next time I will aim for under 2 hours. I can't wait for next time.


        Am I doing this right?

          Nice work Jess.  Congrats on the finish.  I like hearing about "next time".  Sounds like you're hooked.

          No excuses....


          Consistently Slow

            I have never really ran under 6min/km and all my long runs have been 7 min/km. So I thought I wouldn't make it all the way if I ran any faster than 2:30.But I am glad I started with the 2:30 people, they were a nice bunch of people, slowed me down a fair bit the first few km, but that was good.

             

            Next time I will aim for under 2 hours. I can't wait for next time.

             Yes,being in the back is good. I have start there a few times. Always a great group.

            Run until the trail runs out.

            2014***1500 miles 09/28/14

            50miler 13:26:18

            Race Less Train More

             Pistol 100 ----01/03/15

            Ana Trason  "Living Her Life"

            "The Marble in The Groove"

             

            unsolicited chatter

            http://bkclay.blogspot.com/


            Petco Run/Walk/Wag 5k

              Great job Jess! Congratulations!

              bob e v
              2014 goals: keep on running! Is there anything more than that?

              Complete the last 3 races in the Austin Distance Challenge, Rogue 30k, 3M Half, Austin Full

              Break the 1000 mi barrier!

              History: blessed heart attack 3/15/2008; c25k july 2008 first 5k 10/26/2008 on 62nd birthday.


              Feeling the growl again

                . I have only been running since February, to beat post natal depression. And it sure has worked, I am hooked for life.

                 

                This is absolutely fantastic.  The rest is just a nice bonus.  Wink

                "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

                 

                  That's awesome, Jess!  Makes me smile to read of your success!

                  Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

                  Jess Causley


                    Thank you!

                     

                    Even my kids have started talking about coming along next year, to do the 2 km marathon (as they call it).I think I will do the HM a few more times before I try to do the full marathon. It was the most fun ever and I don't think a marathon would be as fun, unless you are really fit.

                      Fantastic!  Congrats!

                        congratulations what a great achievement, i did my first 1/2 back in May and was buzzing for hours afterwards, got a full marathon planned now in 7.5 weeks Smile keep up the great work!

                        Personal Race Records:

                        HM 1:52:18 (Bunbury 2011), 10km 50:57 (training run), 5km 23:39 (training run)

                        2011 Goals:
                        1st HM (22nd May), Complete my first marathon 

                          Congratualtions! I hope next time I will also send this post! And it is very nice to have people commenting and supporting.

                          Cheers

                          beingandrea

                            I have never really ran under 6min/km and all my long runs have been 7 min/km. So I thought I wouldn't make it all the way if I ran any faster than 2:30

                             

                            Next time I will aim for under 2 hours. I can't wait for next time.

                             Race day magic is awesome.  I can't run 3 miles at my HM pace in training, but can do that for 13 miles of a race.  I have to really work hard to run a single mile alone at my 5K pace.


                            Consistently Slow

                               I have to really work hard to run a single mile alone at my 5K pace.

                               +1

                              Run until the trail runs out.

                              2014***1500 miles 09/28/14

                              50miler 13:26:18

                              Race Less Train More

                               Pistol 100 ----01/03/15

                              Ana Trason  "Living Her Life"

                              "The Marble in The Groove"

                               

                              unsolicited chatter

                              http://bkclay.blogspot.com/

                                This is absolutely fantastic.  The rest is just a nice bonus.  Wink

                                 From someone just recovering from depression, agreed!!!!!  Congrats!!!

                                'No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch'

                                 

                                "Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'"  - Peter Maher

                                 

                                "Running long and hard is an ideal antidepressant, since it's hard to run and feel sorry for yourself at the same time. Also, there are those hours of clearheadedness that follow a long run."  -Monte Davis

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