Just run my first 10k race

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    Mar 30, 2008 6:58 PM GMT
    Hey there guys, I've never posted a new topic before on here but am on such a high I had to say something to someone.

    I've just run my first proper on road 10km run, finished in 47mins 06secs and am really pleased. I would've been happy with a sub 60min time but this is brilliant.

    Juat need a good nights sleep now lol
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    Mar 31, 2008 12:04 AM GMT
    Brilliant time, especially for your first! Keep up the good work. I know how exciting racing is. You'll be a triathlete before you know it.

    Patrick
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    Mar 31, 2008 12:20 AM GMT
    Congrats, that is a great time. Keep up the good work.
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    Mar 31, 2008 12:22 AM GMT
    For a first 10K, that's really good. Now that you know where you are at, you can train and try to improve on your time for a future 10K. Never know what can happen next when you're a runner.
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    Mar 31, 2008 8:07 PM GMT
    Thanks for the support guys, have another on April 20th so the aim will be sub 45mins.
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    Apr 01, 2008 6:07 AM GMT
    Congrats on your time.

    2 minutes is a lot of time to take off in a few weeks. You'll probably need to throw in some intervals and tempo runs if you're not doing those already.

    Good luck
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    Apr 03, 2008 5:20 PM GMT
    That's pretty good with how you did. Just keep aiming in knocking off 1-2 minutes with each upcoming 10k that you plan to do. That's the best way to better yourself. I do agree with runningchlt in doing intervals n tempo runs. Those will help out. Another workout that you can add into the mix is a fartlek. Those will help out with your pace and speed work as well.
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    Apr 03, 2008 8:26 PM GMT
    Thanks, I'm doing intervals at the moment but will try the tempos and fartlek. I think there is some improvement in my pace just gotta harness it.
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    Apr 13, 2008 2:43 PM GMT
    I love 10k, and run it whenever I got a chance, But my time is not as good as you. I run 10k last month, next month I probably will run another one...the Firefighter Marathon...yes
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    Apr 22, 2008 6:25 PM GMT
    well did my second 10k on sunday and was a little disappointed. 51mins 12secs although it was really tough, 30% cross country and the weather has been terrible here so it was just running in mud most of the way. but did it and am glad of that.

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    Apr 22, 2008 7:06 PM GMT
    Don't beat yourself up too much about time when racing. There are sooooooooo many variables that can factor into a race performance. Just go for the love of it, let the competitiveness be healthy but not monstrous, and remember primarily to ENJOY YOURSELF.

    And major congrats on 1-doing it, 2-finishing, 3-doing it again!, and 4-being so enthusiastic! I think you've been absorbed into the RunningBorg. icon_eek.gif
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    Apr 22, 2008 7:19 PM GMT
    hey thanks, appreciate that, i think you are right I'm starting to become addicted icon_eek.gif

    I know the times aren't important especially as I'm not racing anyone but myself, but then again I can be my own worst critic.

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    Apr 27, 2008 1:34 AM GMT
    I run everyday and am never too concerned with the time. The main thing is the run. Training for the Maui Marathon in Sept. Cant' wait. Keep running!!