A new 10k in under 60 mins thread?

They're all too fast in the other thread!

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17/08/2008 at 21:21

hurrah! congrats beanie and kelly. it's been a weekend of inching ever closer to that sub 60!  

kelly - i reckon in about a week's time you'll be looking for the sub 50 thread

17/08/2008 at 23:24

hi guys, can i join this thread too??

Did my 1st 10k last month 1.13.47 - had to stop and walk twice (5k and 7.5k) as it was sooo hot and threw up everywhere at finish line (so embarrassing!!)

I started running about 16 months ago but then had time off due to illness (I have endometriosis) and then after 4 weeks gentle training fell and broke 2 ribs, so had more time off - hence not really prepared for last month's race. 

I've entered two more 10k's one in sept and one in oct - aiming to get time down to under the 60m.

wondered if anyone else feels that they are slower in the heat - even when training i just don't do well when its hot, but give me rain, wind and cold and i can keep running at a better pace - is it just me??

17/08/2008 at 23:52

Welcome Nicola

No it's not just you the cooler weather is so much easier. Don't much like the wind but will take it over the heat.

Hopefully it will be cooler in Sept and Oct and your times should get better if you pace yourself.

18/08/2008 at 00:28

My first post here, so greetings and pleased to meet y'all.  Wanted to reply to Nicola that I too do much worse in the heat.  Was set to train at 10k today, but the 91F heat clobbered me.  I've got my training 5k down to 27 minutes, so this 10k in 60 min thread is right up my alley.  Looking forward to getting to know folks.



18/08/2008 at 08:01

Hi Robert and Nicola - welcome!

Yes i prefer the cold and wet - i think that was why my time yesterday was much better as the previous two races were very hot!  But i will take the PB and run with it!!!!!

Nicola - what did you eat before you ran?????  I cant eat anything 2 hours before as i will do exactly the same and throw-up!

18/08/2008 at 09:15
ooooh - my official result is up and it's 65.47! whoop whoop!
18/08/2008 at 10:27

Thanks guys - glad to know its not just me.

Beanie3 - I always have two slices of toast about 2 hours before I run, any sooner and i stitch up after about 10 mins.

 My training partner seemed to think it was more heat exhaustion that made me sick than anything i ate, although as it was so hot i think i may have taken in too much water on the way around?!

well done plodmaster    

18/08/2008 at 11:37

Well I done my 2nd 10k, knock 3 mins of last months time, down to 74 min, and I didn't come last this time.

Another one planned in four weeks time and I hope to knock may somemore off.

18/08/2008 at 12:50

Well done Nicola.  Thats a very respectable time for a 1st attempt especially if you had to walk some.

Great time too Plod.  Oh, and Plod, I don't think I'll be abandoning you guys for a while.  I haven't got another 10K lined up until November   Next race is a 5 miler, then its either a 10 miler or half mara

3 minutes off your PB is very impressive Poshpaws.  Keep it up.

18/08/2008 at 13:13

Hi to everyone new to this thread  

Nicola - poor you! I had a similar experience at the British 10k last year - sooo hot! I'm definately better from September to May!

I had a 8mile run planned yesterday, but only managed 7and a half because I just ran out of juice. My legs felt heavy and I just felt too tired - it was quite hot too! Should I be thinking about taking on board something other than water now as my time long run is around an hour and a half? Does anybody else use bars/gels in their run?

Well done Plod and Poshpaws - everyone's moving in the right direction!

18/08/2008 at 13:26

I think the problem with running in the heat is you feel that you should drink more even if your body wants it or not. I don't know if it ture or not but someone told me that a guy in the london marthon collapse due to drinking to much water during the race.

I think its best to just take it easy and sip water on the way round rather than take big gulps when you get to the water stations, but again it like every thing with running, just cos it work for one person it doesn't mean it will work for everyone. its all just trial and error.

18/08/2008 at 14:51
I'd like to join this thread too. I'm yet to do 10k but that is my next goal, I am currently doing 5k in 40mins - I woulkd really like to be faster.
18/08/2008 at 15:13

Hi Xorro

Big wave, 

 i too i'm quite new to running,  all the forum on here seem to be friendly and welcoming .

Welcome to the mad world of running


18/08/2008 at 16:10
lol - I've been on the forum since February  but thanks for the welcome anyway
18/08/2008 at 16:25

Beanie3, thanks for the welcome!

 I might actually have been doing this longer than some folks.  I started running casually years ago.  But I only ran my first race last April.

Right now my training goal is the Los Angeles marathon in March next year.  Toward that goal I'm planning a half-marathon in Long Beach (near Los Angeles) in October.  And toward the October goal I am trying to get myself at least one 10k training day a week and one 13 mile training day every other week.

 I know that kind of schedule isn't routine.  The main book I'm using as a training guide is "Brain Training for Runners" by Matt Fitzgerald.  It's full of arguably less traditional advice.

 The biggest challenge I've had of late, besides wilting in the heat yesterday (and I suppose I must finally learn to convert temperatures to Celcius) is neck pain, which seems really counter-intuitive.  I get this pain up the right side of the back of my neck, not by the spine, but the tendon that connects behind the ear.  All my googling and asking around leads me to think it's really from my running posture, and in particular I'm beginning to think it's from a long term habit of carrying my left shoulder a little higher than my right.  At least I finally found, on the RW boards, a stretch that seems to help: simply rotating the neck with the chin held high.

 Do folks here tend to talk much about training times or just races?  I hope both, 'cause I really don't race much.

18/08/2008 at 16:27

Hi All

Well done to all the improved times.

Bola since I started running up to 90 mins I bring an energy drink. Just one of those supermarket things. I find my mouth gets dry but these drinks have salt and carbs so I feel it does help me. I started to bring them because initially I found it hard to carry a drink when running but as I am training for a half I knew I would have to get used to it.

It may be in my mind but even so I feel it  helps.

18/08/2008 at 16:28

HA Ha , nice one, i ve only been on here for the last two weeks, Boy are my cheeks red, But big hello anyway.  mind you have been in the runners arms this afternoon...........tend to get to0 friendly with drink


18/08/2008 at 17:01

susie b - thanks, i have been doing some short runs in the vain hope!!

beanie 3 - thanks, yeah i also have some bad days but i'm blaming the weather, i'm hopeless in the heat, and even when its not hot i need a breeze, seem to get all choked up on humid/foggy days too.  Currently I've been running 3 times a week one 5k where i try to go faster, when about 5/6k where i try and take in some hills cause I'm also not great at coping with hills and a long 10k run on the last day.  also started doing some speedwork sessions one day short sprints but i cant say i enjoy that at all!!


18/08/2008 at 19:21

I concocted a training plan using smart coach this afternoon. The idea is to get to 10k in 4 weeks (double the distance of my usual 5k outings).

 For tonight it suggested a long run of 6 miles (isn't that 10k? - lol). I managed 4.3 miles which I guess is nearly a 50% increase on the usual. Next on the plan is a 2 miler on Weds, which should be nice and easy

18/08/2008 at 19:55

Well done plodmaster and poshpaws - havent we all done well this weekend - it must be the olympics spurring us on!!!!!

I am currently following a 16 week half marathon plan as i have a half planned in november its on the realbuzz.com if you want to look.  Had a easy 30mins today but let me tell you it was bloody hard work after the 10k yesterday!

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