Football tonight for 70 minutes, so my interval training is taken care of. 4 mile run tomorrow. Running four times a week at the moment and my goal is to break 50 minutes in the Boscombe 10k. Good luck to me and any training or nutrition tips will be greatly received.
Anybody else running in the Boscombe 10k?
Running 3.5 miles in 30 minutes tomorrow. A quicker pace than recent training runs and much nearer to the pace I wish to run the Boscombe 10k at. My goal is to run the 10k in sub 50 minute. However, if the training goes well that goal could drop.
Training at 9 minute per mile pace now down from 10 min per mile. Feeling much fitter and ran 6 miles recently, which is the furthest I have run since the Boscombe 10k in 2007.
Challenged myself to run a mile as quick as I could tonight and ran 6.33. Previous time was 7.14.
If I don't hit my 40 min target at Taunton this month I may well be at Boscombe!
Well done Tony.
I may well be there as I was disorganised and didn't get my Taunton entry in and it is now full. I may go for Dartmoor Vale instead, otherwise it will be Boscombe.
Have you run Boscombe before/do you know the course. Is it reasonably flat?
Cheers for that! Hopefully the hills won't have grown in the last 5 years!!!
4 mile tempo run today with the last mile at 7.06
Tony that's some serious increase in speed since the start of this thread. What time are you aiming for now?
Boscombe 10k done in 49.01
Last two weeks I have hardly run because of starting a new job and working loads of hours.
So my goal time was to do less than 50 minutes. To make it very difficult I had Tapas and 4 lagers the night before and went to bed late. What an idiot!
Anyway splits below -
5.16 / 4.37 / 4.53 / 4.49 / 4.47 / 4.30 / 4.35 / 6 / 4.41 / 4.50
I developed a terrible stitch which showed in a terrible split for 8k
Anyway, next 10k I will improve my prep and try to knock off a minute
Well, you did better than me. I only realised a week or so ago that it was no entries on the day & that it was full.
I did Poole Parkrun on Saturday instead, but due to some very cautious drivers due to the weather arrived late and missed the start. I just legged it from the car park and carried on. I was about 1:30 after the start. It was quite nice passing lots of people, but even on my watch time of 20:05 I was 50s slower than last month. Boo!
If you are going to break it, then Poole is the course to do it on - they reckon it's the fastest parkrun course in the country.
19:05 is my PB currently at the Poole Parkrun
If you are aiming for Boscombe again, that gives you a real chance of breaking 40 mins (assuming you have also done enough stamina building to keep the pace going).
I had a bit of an iffy summer with no real focus, but have been hitting it again this month ready for the Weymouth 10, and have got back down to 19:24 at Weymouth Parkrun (nearly as flat as Poole, but a bit wigglier).
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