10k @ home (10:53) + 1.8 miles (13:13)

10 May

Comments: I was looking forward to the 10 on the 10th all week…today was the day! I made sure I went to bed early and got some good rest the night before. I really didn’t have a game plan, other than that I wanted to do well and run a total of 8 miles.

Those that follow my blog know that I usually run 5 minute walk 1 minute. It has worked well for me in the past, but if I want to run a 5 hour marathon I really need to start running more/faster….so I decided to run 2 miles and walk a little.

That’s just what I did. The only time I really struggled was at mile 4 and I walked more than I really should have. I had head wind just about the whole time and the last .3 of mile 3 where uphill (excuses, excuses, I know 😉 ) so I walked about two minutes to catch my breath.

The last two miles were hard, but I pictured my blogging friends behind me, pushing me, and also in front of me, pulling me. And I finished the 10k in 1 hour, 07 minutes and 23 seconds. (notice the the watch reading 6.21, I missed the stop button on my Garmin the first time around lol) I am VERY HAPPY with my running time!

I noticed a blister forming on my right food in the arch around mile 5, so I decided to take it really easy after the 6.2 and finished the last 1.8 at a 13.13 minute pace. I am pretty sure now that the blister is caused by my socks. I wore different socks (Brooks) during the 1/2 marathon, today I wore my Wright socks. I’ll have to go out and buy more of the Brooks.

Thanks Nancy for making me go out there and doing this! I am looking forward to the next one.

Time: 9:15 am

Weather: Not sure…cool, with a light breeze

Clothes: MiT Shirt, NewBalance shorts, and BB Hat, Belt

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid (49.3)

Distance: 6.2/1.8

Time: 1:07:23/23:46

Split: 10:53/13:13

Course: To Catail and back


Posted by on May 10, 2008 in Long Run, PR, Race, Race Report, Running


4 responses to “10k @ home (10:53) + 1.8 miles (13:13)

  1. kspin

    May 10, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    Oooh, gotta hate the blisters! Awesome time anyway though! Sounds like you had a fantastic run!

  2. crankygirl

    May 11, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    Very nice 10K time–congrats. I am running a 10K in a few weeks and hope to do almost as well!

  3. Nat

    May 12, 2008 at 8:26 am

    Nice run!
    I wear Wright socks (they have an antiblister system apparently) but offer little support to the feet. (Work well though.)

    I’m also playing with my intervals. But I want to do it slowly. So I am going from R5W1 to R5:30/W30(seconds). Seems to help somewhat I think I am going to try and get to a R9W1 (the math is easy on that one.)

    (New to your blog. Love the bit about themarathon on the side.)

  4. Nancy

    May 12, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    Nice work!! and Your welcome. That’s what’s it all about.

    Hope the blister is nothing.

    Take care!

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