>Racing>Is it worth running a 10K race in May
Man in Tights
I usually run 2 10Ks a week. I've registered for a 10K race in May.
During my practice runs i usually clock sometime between 48-50 mins.
While running a HM race I usually take somewhere between 45 - 46 mins.
My best time is 44:08 which was 6 years ago which included a tough hill.
The race course is a flat one.
While I'm training at about 35 mpw at around a 8mins./mile pace (i can run faster if need be) can I realistically hope to run a sub 45 min race. If not I'll just duck it. There is no point travelling 800 miles just to finish in 47 mins.
Should I go for it. What say?
The travelling 800mi to a 10K race part seems a little nuts, but if you're running 48min and change twice in three days, I'd say 45 is close.
The two things I'd add a little bit of during this month is:
I might eliminate the 10K 'tempo' runs. Add 5K of warm up and cool down to that 5K in 23-25 and you've got a better workout, unless those are just to fit into time available.
2013 Goal: Make 3:00:16 go away - FAIL.
2014 Goal: Make 3:00:16 go away.