I ran my first 10K today (Veterans Day 10K) and I did better than I thought I would. My goal was 1.5 hrs since I didnt really feel like I was ready, but I ran it in 75 min. I'm so excited and can't wait to do the Jingle bell all the way. Any ideas on how I can improve my time?
@ Jessica - Here is a link from active.com: http://www.active.com/running/Articles/How_to_improve_your_foot_speed.htm I am working on the same thing in the 5k.... Best of luck to you and congrats on the 10k! I plan on running one in the Spring.
C25k Completed on 10-NOV-10
Veterans Day 5k 13-NOV-10 time 33:32
Turkey Trot 5k 25-NOV-10 time 33:18
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Congratulations! It's funny because I also did my first 10K on Nov 14th and my goal was 90 minutes and my finish was 1:14:56. It was also a trail run which was a first for me as well. It was exhilarating. I can't tell you how to be faster (I'm still trying to figure that out myself) - just wanted to say congrats and way to go!
It's so funny how you can train at a certain pace, and predict your finish time based on that, then you get out there and surprise yourself! Way to go!
Completed Races 2012:
Rock and Roll USA Half Marathon, 02:54:26 (1st run POST injury)
Cherry Blossom 10-Miler, 01:49:00
Upcoming Races 2012:
IronGirl Half Marathon, 4/29/12
Frederick Half Marathon, 5/6/12
Atlantic City International Sprint Tri, 09/17/12
Rock and Roll Philly Half Marathon, 09/18/12
Baltimore Half Marathon, 10/13/12
Marine Corps Marathon, 10/28/12
ING NYC Marathon, 11/4/12
Personal Record from 2011:
Teach, Learn, Play 5k, 10/02/11 00:26:57 (PR)
Marine Corps Marathon 10k, 10/30/11 01:05:38 (PR)
Baltimore Half Marathon, 10/15/11, 02:24:15 (PR)
Congrats on your first 10K. I did my first 10K a few weeks ago also, at the DH Dash in Hermitage. I finished in 41:20. I was thrilled with that time. My goal was 45min. I also coach, and would be happy to share some workouts with you. email me at email@example.com and I can send you some stuff.
I did my first 10K that day as well, Possibly the same race as you, The Veteran's Day 10K in DC? I was shooting for a 90 minute finish but fell short by finishing in 92:45. 5th from last I think. Oh well! I finished and that is just as good for me right now as winning it would be. lol
Congratulations on a great first 10K!
That's awesome! I walked the San Antonio Half Marathon with my wife and mom this past weekend. I was inspired to get back into running shape being out there. I just downloaded my 10K training plan! I have the Jingle Bell run circled on my calendar. Eventually I hope to work my way up to a half marathon so I can run with my sister during next year's SA RnR Half marathon!
Very cool! I'm still a newbie and want to complete a 10k in 2011. You're inspirational! I'm running through this cold weather and hope to get on the other (under)side of 30minutes in a 5k and eventually an hour in the 10k.
I am the tortoise...slow and steady build up will win this personal race.
Way to go!
KayTastic's life goal: to be fear-less!
1st 5K: August 28th 2010 5K Fun Run for Sickle Cell Anemia (32:29)
2nd (Next) 5K: October 9, 2010 Faison Market Day 5K [kay cancelled]
3rd 5k November 20, 2010 Reality Race 5k [sponsor moved race to March? Ran it anyway in 36:28 on crazy trail!]
4th 5k December 18, 2010 Ryan's Reindeer 5k (31:13)
Health Benefits Evidenced: daily excitment to keep running, lost 5 pounds, breathing deeply and more fully, back to sangin' (in the shower and car), and....happy-happy-joy-joy ME!