A new 10k in under 60 mins thread?

They're all too fast in the other thread!

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13/08/2008 at 18:11
I feel left out now...
13/08/2008 at 18:30
Plodmonster - don't be too disheartened about not getting the 5k in under 30 minutes in training, it's a lot harder without the adrenaline of a race.  You also need to find out if the RFL you did was actually 5k, I was having the same problem as you, and then I found out that it hadn't been accurately measured, so I'd been trying to go further in the same amount of time.  You'll get there in the end though if you keep training.
13/08/2008 at 18:41

Hi all,

Plodmonster - you should definately try and find different routes for your long runs as it helps the miles go quicker. I've run down to Lambeth bridge before, but beyond that is a bit of a mystery and I'm actually looking forward to my Sunday run. I sometimes take a bus/tube to different places and find my way home (having already plotted the route on the gmap-pedometer). If you fancy trying the river run one weekend, let me know - although you do have to do it early in the day to avoid the tourists!!

The Human Race (Nike 10k) - has anyone collected their t-shirt/chip yet? I was in Oxford Street today and didn't think of collecting it because I hadn't got my "its ready" email. Checked my mail tonight and yes, you guessed it, the email arrived. Can you believe it!

13/08/2008 at 18:45

I agree.

I beat myself up after a run had gone badly and I felt I didn't achieve what I set out to do. Then for no good reason a couple of runs later had improved, we all have eratic patches.

Matt

Why are you left out?

13/08/2008 at 20:14
Susie - done a 10k trail in 44m07s (42 ish mins if the marshalling error is factored in - they sent us the wrong way) and aiming for a sub 40 min 10k on my next run.
13/08/2008 at 21:19

No problem

Just plod round your next one get lost again maybe start 20 mins after the rest and you will be one of us and won't feel left out.

or maybe just do the next one in a pair of slippers or welly boots.

13/08/2008 at 21:59
show off Matt
13/08/2008 at 22:40

susie b - 5 runs a week?? that is serious dedication!

my sis rang me this eve and said "becky, in order to shift these last few pounds of baby weight i really need to scare myself sh*tless. so i'm entering a half mara, will you join me?". and i, like a fool, said yes. uh oh. i have 13 weeks to prepare. a half mara!! that's 10k - TWICE. arghhhh.

bola - i haven't received any email about collecting shirt for nike 10k. maybe will pop in tomorrow anyway as work near oxford circus. 

grast_girl - the RFL i did may not have been a full 5 k but a NABs (this weird media charity) 5k run i did was apparently a certified course (whatever that means) and that one i did in 30 mins.

right - i'm off to look at half mara schedules on smart coach.

*gulp*

14/08/2008 at 06:35

Hi Plod

It's not dedication it's just the plan I am following.  It's the EDF intermediate half marathon plan and as I don't have a clue I just try to follow it. It did seem a lot of running but when I looked at others say 3 times a week the runs were a lot longer.

14/08/2008 at 09:16
Josie - I'm 33 with 1st baby due in 4 weeks . It won't last long!
adbru    pirate
14/08/2008 at 11:30

(waves to Matt )

Best wishes for 4 weeks time ,

Adbru 

14/08/2008 at 12:32

Big apologies to Nike - got an email last night amending the first one! Collection of shirts etc is from Monday 18th to Sunday 24th August

14/08/2008 at 12:44
Did my last training run this morning for my 10K race on Sunday.  Managed 3.05 miles in 29:40.  If I can keep that pace in the race I should get the sub 60   I'll let you know how I do.
14/08/2008 at 13:08

You can go a bit slower than that and still nail under 60 mins!

Good job i just checked this thread - saved me a wasted walk to the nike shop...

14/08/2008 at 13:11

Can i join......

Loving the thread.....okay here goes started running April this year done two 10ks both exactly the same time of 67 minutes (Slow but consistent).  I have another 10k race this Sunday so hoping to do better.....

My normal week......Tuesday is speed training with a local running club (although i continue to still go my one and only pace!).  Thursday again with the running club - 3 mile run plus circuit training, Friday a mini-me 2 mile run and Sunday my long run of about 6 miles.

(I know i really need to start to increase the long run but i just cant manage it.......my body knows when the 6 is up and that is it!)

Oh and i have a half marathon in November.......

I would absolutly love to do under 60 - to be honest i would love to do under 65 they way i am going at the mo!

14/08/2008 at 13:32

You sound a bit like me Beanie. One speed only!

My one and only 10k was 1:08 4 weeks ago - i have my second this Saturday. Hoping to knock at least a minute off...

Which half mara are you doing in November? I have accidentally agreed to do one in November - can't fully remember - Grand Union Canal HM - does that sound right?

14/08/2008 at 15:15

Hi Kelly

Looks like we will be losing you soon!! Dont go off too fast tho and run out of steam.

Matt your times are even more impressive considering your 8 months gone.

Good luck plod with your snd 10k

14/08/2008 at 16:02
Would be even more impressive if it was Mrs Matt doing the running though!
14/08/2008 at 18:01

Caught up in Olympic fever, I amused myself earlier looking up the world records for 5k and 10k.

5k boys 12:37.35

5k girls 14:11.15

10k boys 26:17.53

10k girls 29:31.78 

Are these guys eating rocket fuel or something?? I had no idea it was quite that fast!!  Also - suddenly puts into context quite how fast Paula's 2:15 marathon is. A marathon is around 40k isn't it?

14/08/2008 at 18:13

plod - i am doing the Norwich hm (Norfolk).

Good luck for saturday let me know how you get on.

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