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Jessicanicko Amateur 16 posts since
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Nov 14, 2010 4:14 PM

My first 10K

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?

  • nydeck Rookie 1 posts since
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    1. Nov 14, 2010 4:18 PM (in response to Jessicanicko)
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    congrats, I can see why you are so excited. I have just started the C25K program and hope to do a 5K in the spring.


  • JKnow Expert 45 posts since
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    3. Nov 16, 2010 6:21 PM (in response to Jessicanicko)
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    @ Jessica - Here is a link from 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

    Nike+ ID: jknow

  • RunAlabama Rookie 3 posts since
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    4. Nov 16, 2010 6:40 PM (in response to Jessicanicko)
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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! 

  • flamomof3 Legend 1,928 posts since
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    5. Nov 17, 2010 10:42 AM (in response to Jessicanicko)
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  • Dreamstate Legend 278 posts since
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    6. Nov 17, 2010 11:24 AM (in response to Jessicanicko)
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    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)

  • jjenkins95 Rookie 2 posts since
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    7. Nov 17, 2010 12:21 PM (in response to Jessicanicko)
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    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 and I can send you some stuff.

  • wvjules1972 Amateur 9 posts since
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    8. Nov 17, 2010 12:51 PM (in response to Jessicanicko)
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    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!

  • AcqWarrior Rookie 2 posts since
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    9. Nov 17, 2010 6:49 PM (in response to Jessicanicko)
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    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! 

  • KayTastiK Pro 71 posts since
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    10. Dec 22, 2010 8:23 PM (in response to Jessicanicko)
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    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!



    -There is no fear in love, for perfect love casts out all fear...The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

    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!

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