Am about to do my first 10k race this Sunday. Have been training but can't seem to get under 1hr. I don't want to beat myself up about this as I have never felt better or fitter. There will always be people quicker, and there will always be people slower! The main thing is I will run it all!!
Agreed, just going out and doing it is the achievement in itself.
I've done one marathon and I came right near the back. It's funny when I crossed the line I didn't spend one second thinking damn I wish I was further up the field, but I can tell you it took about 3 months for me to stop grinning saying i've done a marathon... I bet the first 10k is just the same.
wow this forum was really possitive 10 yrs ago.
T Dog don't worry about the time on race day i find i always have a bit of extra, which is just as well because my training normally falls to pieces in the months before. My first 10k. I didn't run for 6 weeks as kept using the weather as an excuse (it was dec2009/jan 2010 and lots of snow)the week of the race I ran 5k on the wednesday in about 30 min then 6k on thursday in 35 min. then the sunday race day i managed the race in 1hr 23 secs in terrible conditions where times i had to walk due to the amount of ice and the 10k started with a 2k long hill. Oh and I crashed my car due to icy roads the day before the race. So as long as you get near 1hr in training there is a good chance on race day that you will beat the 1hr time. Good luck.
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