I have my first 10k on Sunday eek! Went to pick up my T-shirt today and there were loads of superfi looking people there which scared me slightly! Also, they have all the road signs up and "drinks ahead" signs etc. Anyway, I have previously done 5 miles in just under 55 minutes (so just under 11 minute miles), I haven't ever run 10k in one go before. What kind of time could I realisticaly aim for? I was thinking around about 70 minutes, is that about right or could I go a bit faster?
How do I set the virtual partner thingy on my Garmin (305) to try and pace myself? I have no clue how to do it and don't find the instructions very clear. Thank you.
Just try for 11min miles and see how you go, you'll probably find that the "crowd factor" spurs you on, and you end up going faster, but just be mindfull of not going too quick too early on.
I'd say you don't want to be looking at your virtual partner - it'll just distract you.
The bleep sounds like a better idea, though the first km could be a bit funky if there is a lot of congestion at the start.
Hi Kate good luck for Sunday..... I enjoy using my virtual partner to keep me at an even pace when running on my own or in a race to try and beat my previous time........but my advise is if it starts telling you you are way behind then press one of the up down arrows on th right side to change the screen to a different one as it can be demoralising when you get tooo far behind
If you want to try the virtual partner then I would recommend..
training EnterTraining Options EnterVirtual Partner EnterIt should say on if not use arrow button tyo make sure its on...
Training EnterWorkouts enterQuick EnterDistance & time enterentercustom enter
then use arrows to put 6.2 miles in (if your watch is set on miles)
Then Done and do similar with the time thing to your aimed time and then press done
Sorry it seems a bit long hope it helps
I ran my 1st 10k recntly and like you aimed to get round under 70 minutes.
It was marked in KM's so I just aimed to pass each marker every every 6 minutes. It worked and I completed it 59.45.
enjoy your race, I have a 10k on 5/10 in inverness.the crowds help me run faster,
My first race too Kate. Finished about a minute after you so we were in the goody bag queue together for about 20 minutes ha ha. I must admit that I enjoyed talking about the run more than the run itself. Bit stiff now but I'm feeling quite proud of myself.
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