The Sub-40-10k help and advice thread

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1 Jan
4:27pm, 1 Jan 2023
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Good work Bowman and looking at the stats, you're probably being too hard on yourself.
1 Jan
4:37pm, 1 Jan 2023
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Bowman 🇸🇪
Thanks spr, what’s your analysis then?
I think I had a few more beats on my heart on an average, I was never near the burning sensation of lactate, and I should’ve pushed on a little harder between 8 and 9 km either to get a back to follow or just take on the head wind and slope a little better. I lost 10-12 seconds there and I really didn’t notice until it was too late.
Also I did not give it all in the end, I was just happy to have the strength to push a little harder. I had people besides me, and I settled on just run besides then even though I could run harder.
But immediately afterwards I wondered why I didn’t push harder in the end.
Not that competitive maybe :)
The mind is strange sometimes :)
1 Jan
5:18pm, 1 Jan 2023
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Assuming HR is accurate, you maintained effort for 8 and 9 and power stats also seem reasonable. A slope and headwind are going to slow you down so all seems reasonable. The effort at the end is all about what motivates you in most cases (beating others, specific time, etc). Obviously only you know what was there but the stats don't show slacking off from what I can see. Presumably this wasn't an A race so take the positives and work on whatever needs to be worked on for next time where necessary.
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5:44pm, 1 Jan 2023
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Bowman 🇸🇪
Yes I think HR is as accurate it can be.
I use a hr strap that works well. The zones here are set by me thogh, and more for my hr training than “real zones” but you are right, it was a good race over all, and a good experience for next time. And yes it wasn’t A race in that matter in my head, I’ll work on that to :)

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