1367 miles, or a marathon per week

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10K race report (June 6, 2009, short) (Read 212 times)

    Didn't take this race as serious as I could. My previous 10K PR was 54:22 achieved on Mar 29, 2009. Based on my last 5K time of 23:59 on May 3, 2009, that 54:22 time seemed quite slow. That's why I had the urge to run a 10K to obtain a more up-to-date PR. 

    So I had not done much 10K specific training, didn't sleep very well the two nights before, and I forgot to recharge my Garmin 305. My Garmin 305 had been my indispensable race aide, helping me to run on the right intensity with the heart rate and pace feedback. After today's race I still had some fuel left in my tank, since I didn't have that GPS-heart-rate watch to help me squeeze out every drop of performance juice. 

    The race route was about 2 miles road, 2 miles crushed granite trail, 2 miles dirt-mulch trail and 0.2 mile on a track, go figure... Small race of 237 runners, I placed 48. 

    Anyway my main focus is still 5K for now, and will continue to improve my mileage. Will do similar 10K-update-race when a 10K race comes around. There are just much fewer local 10K races in a year.


    3Days4Cure

      Thanks for the report! Sorry it took me so loing to reply--I've been MIA.

       

      Chris

      Chris

      2014 Goals 
      Raise $3,000 for the Komen 3-Day (and walk 60 miles in 3 days)
      Run at least one race

       

        Yes, good job, denali!

         

        Have you ever seen the actual Denali mountain? It's an impressive rock--on clear days you can see it from Anchorage, hundreds of miles away.

        Speed my steps along your path, according to your will.