Back Running - Room To Improve
I have a goal in mind - one that I’ve had for some time in fact. I’d love to be able to run 10k in 40 minutes. The first race of this year’s North Shields Poly Grand Prix series is on 31st August, and it’s a 10k.
That’s just over six weeks away, so if I started now, maybe I’d be in good shape for that race? It’s a good fast race too - lots of middle-to-good club runners to set the pace, and a course that has the tricky technical bits early on, then a straight line downhill to the finish line for the whole of the second half.
So today’s run was to set a baseline for six weeks’ hard training - just over 10k, with a pace of 6:57/mile. To hit my goal, that needs to come down to 6:26/mile, which means an improvement of 5 seconds a week over six weeks.
Sounds like a pretty tall order, but then again for the whole of the last year I’ve trained for endurance rather than speed. So waddya reckon - do-able, or plain crazy?
- Type: Run
- Date: 07/13/2010
- Time: 13:55:26
- Total Time: 00:45:10.00
- Calories: 770
- Distance: 6.5 miles
- Average Pace: 6:57.15/mile