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283 Views 0 Replies Latest reply: Jun 16, 2013 10:20 PM by runnermin RSS
runnermin Rookie 2 posts since
Jun 16, 2013
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Jun 16, 2013 10:20 PM

20 km race for a newbie

Hi,

 

This might sound crazy but I have enrolled for a 20 km raceon 6/30  as a newbie.

 

This is all about my experience:

 

- no previous running experince.
- started running in 2012 April until August. But did not continue after that.
- restarted again this year for about 5-6 weeks now. recently i have been doing only long runs, every week 2-3 times.
- Recent practice runs: 6/9 9.5 km 1:04, 6/14 15 km 1:44, 6/16 12.3 km 1:26.

 

My race is 20 km, time limit 2:30.
My goal is to finish the race in time. I am slow but not concerned about pace, just want to finish the race.

 

From practice run, I can see, I am quite okay until 10km.
Start to feel my legs tired at about 12 km mark. But I can go upto 15 km.
Did not feel I could go another 5 km after 15km.

 

 

So I am concerned if I can finish 20 km in the race.
Also the pracitce runs are better conditions: night time and beside sea.
But the race will be morning and beside lake.

 

Any suggestion will be very helpful.
I have another 2 weeks before the race (6/30). So I could do another 4-5 practice runs before that.

 

thanks.

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