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Running an 8k (Read 68 times)


Daniel

    Kinda a strange distance. Any suggestions? I haven't run in a 10k yet and run in a couple 5ks.


    an amazing likeness

      Break it into 3 sections: 3K + 3K + 2K...

       

      • 1st 3K is cruising ok. Dial back the fast start. Get into fast cruise mode. Feel like you could go all day long. Strong. Take water if there's a water station.
      • 2nd 3K is work. Get out your lunch pail and bring in the focus, this is work. Now it's time to stop hearing all those signals from our legs. I'm at work, stop talking to me. Splash some water to deal with the dry throat, let it wash over your face. Good gawd...why is this taking so long!
      • Final 2K is all about winding it up. Every little downhill in the course is giving you energy. Turn it up. Turnover is life. Where's that finish!? Find it. See it. Hang on, hang on, don't quite on me you stupid legs, crap..why are my lungs burning...go, go, go...feel the pounding in your feet. Done. Woozy. Sucking oxygen like you've been underwater too long. Done. Done. Done.

      I've done my best to live the right way. I get up every morning and go to work each day. (for now)

        Just call it a 5 miler.


        Labrat

          5K  20:57  (Vdot 47.2)   7/15/17

          10K  44:06  (Vdot 46.3)  3/11/17

          HM 1:38:20 (Vdot 46.0) 10/29/16

          FM 4:24:33 (Vdot 33.6) 11/8/14

           


          Daniel

            Break it into 3 sections: 3K + 3K + 2K...

             

            • 1st 3K is cruising ok. Dial back the fast start. Get into fast cruise mode. Feel like you could go all day long. Strong. Take water if there's a water station.
            • 2nd 3K is work. Get out your lunch pail and bring in the focus, this is work. Now it's time to stop hearing all those signals from our legs. I'm at work, stop talking to me. Splash some water to deal with the dry throat, let it wash over your face. Good gawd...why is this taking so long!
            • Final 2K is all about winding it up. Every little downhill in the course is giving you energy. Turn it up. Turnover is life. Where's that finish!? Find it. See it. Hang on, hang on, don't quite on me you stupid legs, crap..why are my lungs burning...go, go, go...feel the pounding in your feet. Done. Woozy. Sucking oxygen like you've been underwater too long. Done. Done. Done.

            Now make it 80 degrees at start time with 90% humidity

              Now make it 80 degrees at start time with 90% humidity

               

              Then the number of k's don't matter. Jog it in and enjoy the post race beer.

              Come all you no-hopers, you jokers and rogues
              We're on the road to nowhere, let's find out where it goes

                 

                Then the number of k's don't matter. Jog it in and enjoy the post race beer.

                 

                This

                Runners run.


                Daniel

                   

                  Then the number of k's don't matter. Jog it in and enjoy the post race beer.

                  Lol. Luckily it was a night race so the sun wasnt out. I had hydrated pretty well yesterday so that helped. 38 minutes which is good for me. My first mile killed my time a little.