Lichfield 10KListed by cathrobinson
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|crash||Royal Sutton Coldfield AC||35:58||51:37||1:00:00||51:37||52.02|
|eL Bee!||Cumberland AC||40:31||40:31||41:35||67.82|
|herbies gone bananas||Unaffiliated||41:48||47:31||48:29||56.02|
|Pinchi||Wolverhampton & Bilston AC, Midland Masters A C||36:43||41:05||42:40||66.59|
|Spotty Dog||Newport & District RC, Newport Shropshire Cycling Club||45:54||52:25||1:00:00||55:34||48.34|
|Turbo doesnt count||Aldridge RC||40:21||43:45||45:00||43:45||65.92|
|Velociraptor||Cumberland AC, FERC||46:06||46:06||47:49||65.66|
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Really chuffed with this for my 1st ever 10K. Boiling hot day, and quite hilly course but enjoyedevery minute of it!!!
Turbo doesnt count
Not done this for a few years, seem to remember a nasty hill somewhere but we'll see...
Worked out ok, put myself far too near the back in cazse I got pulled along at a too quick pace which was clearly a mistake, need to have more confidence in my abilities.
Set off with the plan of 7.30 miling but managed to gt well under that and just kept on going and survived for 10k without anyone passing me, a first for sure! Season's best and post lots of injuries pb!
Fastest 10k this year - surprising with only one 4 mile run between last weeks half-marathon and this race.
First 10km Race!
Superb! From marshalls, to organisation, to course, to my time!!
Couldn't fault it!!
I was openly hoping for sub-51, and secretly hoping for sub-50. Set off thinking how laboriously I was running. All was explained when I passed the first mile marker in 7.13 minutes - still my fastest recorded single minute to date. A lovely well-organised race and a good re-introduction to the world of racing :o)
Was a bit warm, but what a friendly race.<br><br>
Well done to the organisers I say<br><br>
My race was a real "Tale of Two Halves"<br>
In the back of my mind I was thinking "Run the first couple of K at 4 min/km pace and see how I'm feeling" and on the other - "I've not run a 10K in over a year - Not done any speed work - and not trained for this"<br>
(but to beat my PB would be nice!!)
The first 3 Km went to plan - but it was clear by then that there was no 'spring' in my legs, and that to maintain that kind of pace was going to be very difficult. And after 5km the race Part II started. That was the bit when it was really hard!<br>
The You're - Gonna - Have - To - Slow - Down Demon had to be battered into submission a couple of times, and I perceptibly slowed by about 15 or so seconds per km in the second half of the race, which was started by the long updulate at around the 6K board.<br>
I did manage to overhaul 3 people in the last km and NOT get overhauled myself in that time which I was REALLY pleased about.<br><br>
Post race - went for a little run with Pix. Which was really good too - Got to chat a bit (Yes, me - Mr Silent!) and run out the race from my legs.<br><br>
And So the Numbers<br><br>
Pace: 4.08 min/km (6:40 min/mile)<br>
Do some speed and strength work!!!!!