I have run 8:23 min/mile in a 5 mile training run
As per the subject, I have run at 8:23 in a solo training run for 5 miles. It felt really quite tough at the end and I don't know how much longer I could have kept it up for. Then again, it was a training run and I was all alone! I was not really trying to go all out but that is probably a good thing because I was able to maintain my pace throughout the run but I do have to say at the end it was a fair old struggle.
What pace do you think I could run at for a full 10k run in a race? Adrenalin is bound to help. What do you guys think I should shoot for as my pace? The race is tomorrow morning, and yes this is probably nervous rambling.
my first 10k target was 7:00 m/m and I ran 6:36 m/m ave. only having run just 7 m/m for 5 miles once before.
Go for it. The toughest thing i've found as a beginner is maintaining confidence during the middle section of a new distance. Around miles 3-4 of a 10k the doubts come "I'm not sure that I can keep this up". Just believe that you can and you will.
Well done! But I would really go for it at Gosport too as it's so flat (unless it's very windy). I always use Gosport to see things are going for my marathon training.
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