>Racing>"The Cowtown" 10K Race Report - Disappointing!
Needs more cowbell!
Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"
• 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
bad weather + hills can easily add to less than ideal run.
In addition something messed up the Garmin, possibly signal bounces, and its pace calculation got screwed up. I was planning 10:00/mile and ended up running 10:07 although the Garmin claims I ran10:01 and decided the course was 200yards too long.
My 5K time from 3.5 months ago was 30:11 so my 10K time isn’t actually any kind of improvement, despite the fact that I have so many more miles under my belt since my 5K race, including 30+ mile weeks for the last 6 weeks!
I need to figure out why I can't race faster than I train.
I'm just a newbie but the first thing I wondered after I read the above (and peeked at your log) was if you did any speed work? I'm not talking about going out and killing yourself, but anything above your normal pace? Even if it's a little bit faster than what you normally do
I’ve been running consistently for 6 months now and doubts are starting to creep in to my mind as to whether I can actually be ready for a marathon in Dec!.
Derek, Why do you doubt if you can be ready for a marathon in December? Are you setting some kind of finish time goal for it? Most marathons have a cut off time of 6 to 7 hours, and it is just a matter of your endurance.
You'll ruin your knees!
""...the truth that someday, you will go for your last run. But not today—today you got to run." - Matt Crownover (after Western States)