10 K Run in 10 Days.. I'm pretty much screwed!

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    Apr 05, 2012 12:10 AM GMT
    I signed up for the sun run (link here)... except I haven't been training lately. I've been spending too much time in the library and too little time at the gym, so I'm in the worst shape I've been in years. I was hoping for 10k in under an hour, but from the looks of where i'm at right now, I don't think I'll be able to do it.

    Today I ran/jogged 11km and it took me 1hr22 minutes. Now, any tips, guys? Is there any way I can still pull off my goal time?
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    Apr 05, 2012 12:53 AM GMT
    Why would you bother killing yourself for something you didn't train for? You trying to ruin your body? You obviously don't care about it enough to train for it. Cutting 22 minutes is a big deal.
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    Apr 05, 2012 12:57 AM GMT
    Enjoy the race, relax and focus on turning in the best time you can based on where you are now. If your schedule allows, sign up for another 10k scheduled in a few months and get after your original goal.
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    Apr 05, 2012 1:04 AM GMT
    No shame in running and walking.
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    Apr 05, 2012 1:25 AM GMT
    Running is half mental anyhow - pushing yourself to keep running, not to slow down.
    Look at this race as a chance to work on that part and then do more physical training to prepare for the next opportunity.
    (But don't push yourself more than your body can take.)
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    Apr 07, 2012 9:09 AM GMT
    Yeah it looks like i'm just gonna finish the 10k at my own pace. I was pretty sore from the 11kms, so pushing it doesn't seem like it'd do me any good. There's always next year icon_sad.gif
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    Apr 09, 2012 12:09 AM GMT
    Just do the run for the sake of doing the run and don't worry about your time. There's no magical prize for hitting a certain time. You didn't train for it - so what? Don't beat yourself up, just do the freakin' run and move on icon_razz.gif
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    Apr 13, 2012 4:17 PM GMT
    If you didn't commit to your goal by training, you're probably not going to hit it so don't beat yourself about it. Just enjoy the race and don't kill yourself. Next time commit to your goal.
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    Apr 14, 2012 3:48 AM GMT
    Dude, you do more running than 95% of the American population. The picture of sweaty/miserable me they sell after the race doesn't have a time-stamp.

    Unless you are trying to qualify for the Boston marathon, grab your Tshirt and call it done or conveniently "lose" your disposable RFID timing tag.