1367 miles, or a marathon per week


10K race report (June 6, 2009, short) (Read 213 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.


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



      PRs: 27:26 5k/ 49:52 5mi/ 58:17 10k/ 2:09:24 half/ 5:13:17 Full


      2016 Goals 
      1,000 miles/ 100 Day Streak/ 25mpw base/ Race a half marathon/ Try for a sub-6 hour marathon
      Run, consistently, without fail


        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.