I'm setting myself a goal of running my first 10K, and in a time of 45mins by April 1st....
It set me thinking.... it'd be a bit of fun to have a series of 'April Fools' challenges, that we track our progress towards....
Big or small... what is your challenge for 1/4/10?
Sub 2 HM - let the challenge begin!
so thats 4 time challenges, and one death avoidance scheme!
sub 40min 10k (still yet to run my first) and actually run my first HM
Oh and not die in Tough Guy 2010
I could probably do 43-45 minutes at the moment on a decent course and clear day, some of the people i run with (who hav been running a bit longer than me) are all aiming for sub 40 minutes at the moment, but i think if i keep up the training i will catch them up one day!
Its good having friends who are that bit fitter than yourself, it makes you push that little bit harder although about a month or two ago training with them just about killed me, but now i can keep up with them although im sure in a race they would blow me off and leave me standing
Out of interest, how long hav you been running for?
But I am somewhat surprised to find myself a reasonably natural runner....
My steady comfortable pace has immediately settled at around 10mins/mile, hence my confidence that with a bit of fitness, and pushing myself, I can improve quite a bit from there...
That, and I'm fiercely competitive!
I remember i was running a few days a week trying to get into running, nothng seemed to be improving much than at about week 6 i finished my usual run and thought... wow... i dont feel tired and remembered back just over a month ago at the end of the run i was gasping for breath and legs felt like jelly!
Think maybe i just had a good day, but it certainly inspired me to keep at it, you will be knocking off seconds and even minutes off your mile times soon enough! Just a bit of a crappy time to start running what with dark nights and wet/windy weather coming in but al credit to you!
Oh and loads of people on here told me to increase my base milage before i tried to get faster at a certain distance, not sure if its relevant to everyone but something to keep in mind
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