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RR w/pics: NYC Hot Chocolate Run--My first 10K, killed all my goals! (Read 310 times)

kristin10185


I race in SparkleSkirts

    since it is short, I would just forgo a training plan and work on miles miles miles...look at your weaknesses this past race and focus on those.

     

    1. Milage

    2. Maybe start adding progression into some, not all runs, where you run 5 miles at your normal easy pace and then kick a little harder on the last mile (this will help in your next 10K mentally so your not hating life at the end....hating life as much).

    3. Maybe do some short hill bounding at the end of 1 or 2 runs, where you would bound and focus on your push off, knee lift, spring and arm motions...like 2-4 @ 10 seconds.

     

    Or just find a training plan for 6 weeks!

     

    I have a hot chocolate run coming up in Feb....easy PR for me, 1st 15K race.

     

    Thanks for the tips! Yeah I definitely want to get a training run of at least 6 miles for the next one. That's the one thing I don't like about the Higdon Novice plans. While I think they are good for beginners and first races at new distances, not running the full distance doesn't do much for confidence, at least for me. I didn't like having to worry about covering the distance. I automatically run faster during races than I do in training (it is a RACE afterall), but running both faster and farther than I'm used to made me feel like I needed to be very conservative in the first few miles to assure I didn't blow up. Even though my first 2 miles were actually ridiculously fast for me, I THOUGHT I was running conservatively at least. And yeah, I could really feel that extra .7 mile.... 5.5, the distance of my longest training run, was about when I felt my gas running out. The hills sound like a good idea too because I know my next 10K course has some rolling hills, as it is in a park I am familiar with. Thank you! Don't you love the default PRs of new distances? Haha

    PRs:   5K- 28:16 (5/5/13)      10K- 1:00:13 (10/27/13)    4M- 41:43 (9/7/13)   15K- 1:34:25  (8/17/13)    10M- 1:56:30 (4/6/14)     HM- 2:20:16 (4/13/14)

     

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    Catleesi; mother of cats

      Awesome job! And I approve of all your Giants gear Big grin

      I pick things up and put them down, and when I'm not broken I run.

      kristin10185


      I race in SparkleSkirts

        Awesome job! And I approve of all your Giants gear Big grin

         

        Yay I love Giants fans!!!

        PRs:   5K- 28:16 (5/5/13)      10K- 1:00:13 (10/27/13)    4M- 41:43 (9/7/13)   15K- 1:34:25  (8/17/13)    10M- 1:56:30 (4/6/14)     HM- 2:20:16 (4/13/14)

         

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        Mmmmm...beer

          Great job Kristin!!!  Way to destroy all of your goals!  But it's to be expected, we Giants fans are just awesome like that! Big grin

          -Dave

           

          2014 Goals | sub-19 5k done! | sub-40 10k | sub-1:25 HM | BQ done! | sub-3 M

          kristin10185


          I race in SparkleSkirts

            Great job Kristin!!!  Way to destroy all of your goals!  But it's to be expected, we Giants fans are just awesome like that! Big grin

             

            Another one! Yay!

            PRs:   5K- 28:16 (5/5/13)      10K- 1:00:13 (10/27/13)    4M- 41:43 (9/7/13)   15K- 1:34:25  (8/17/13)    10M- 1:56:30 (4/6/14)     HM- 2:20:16 (4/13/14)

             

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            Gustav1


            Fear is a Liar

              Great job and awesome RR! Sounds like you got the pacing down!

              I'm so vegetarian I don't even eat animal crackers!

              kristin10185


              I race in SparkleSkirts

                Great job and awesome RR! Sounds like you got the pacing down!

                 

                Kind of Smile

                 

                Original race plan was to run conservatively for the first 3-4 miles and then try to pick it up a bit. But based on what I can gather from the few times I checked in on my elapsed time the first 2 miles were the fastest, though not by a ton. Whoops.... the best laid plans I guess!! I SWEAR I thought I was running 11:30mm TOPS....not 10:20! Maybe once I get a Garmin for Christmas (hopefully Santa comes through!) I will get better at pacing Smile

                PRs:   5K- 28:16 (5/5/13)      10K- 1:00:13 (10/27/13)    4M- 41:43 (9/7/13)   15K- 1:34:25  (8/17/13)    10M- 1:56:30 (4/6/14)     HM- 2:20:16 (4/13/14)

                 

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                meaghansketch


                  Fantastic job!  Congratulations on your first 10K and on beating all your goals!  Now you have a time to work on improving for the next one!

                  Up next: Front Runners New York LGBT Pride 5-mile  06/28 |  NYRR Team Championships: Women (5M) 08/02

                  Goal race: NYCRUNS Haunted Island 10K 10/25

                  tracilynn


                  On shin transplant list

                    Congrats on a great run!

                    ~~~~~~~

                    Traci

                     

                    Coastal


                      Congrats!


                      Pura Vida

                        Wow- sounds like you had a *great* run- congratulations!  I was terrified during my entire 10K that I wouldn't make it to the finish.  Running that strongly for the first 5 miles is fantastic!

                         

                        PS- Now you need a 5K to sign up for as well because you know you can PR there also!

                        PRs: 5K: 25:35 / 10K: 53:03 / 10mi: 1:26:15 / HM: 1:55:02

                        Upcoming: Correcaminos HM 7/13, Portland Marathon (debut) 10/5

                        Luke79


                          Well done.  10k is a fun distance.

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                          scottydawg


                          Barking Mad To Run

                            Great race for you, congrats!

                             

                            As for the Giants and the Giants clothing, all I can say is.... Go Redskins! Joking

                            "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." Theodore Roosevelt

                            kristin10185


                            I race in SparkleSkirts

                              Great race for you, congrats!

                               

                              As for the Giants and the Giants clothing, all I can say is.... Go Redskins! Joking

                               

                              Ugh Redskins fan?! My boyfriend is one of those. Awful. Better than a Cowboys fan though!

                              PRs:   5K- 28:16 (5/5/13)      10K- 1:00:13 (10/27/13)    4M- 41:43 (9/7/13)   15K- 1:34:25  (8/17/13)    10M- 1:56:30 (4/6/14)     HM- 2:20:16 (4/13/14)

                               

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