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I've got my first ever 10k coming up in Hull on 3/6. I am really looking forward to it now and my training is coming on niceley. In fact, I'm following a marathon training schedule and it just happens that it expect me to race 10k on 3/6 anyway!
I am very competitive with myself and I desperately want to get near the 45 minute mark but my best time yet is 56:18 but that is with a dog and some bloody great hills too. I am hopeful that on a flatter course, in race conditions and without the dog I can get that time down - but 11 minutes is a big ask isn't it?
Instead of a 30 minute steady jog today I got up and wanted to runa fast 5km to test myself. After the dogs lack of stamina on my long Sunday run I decided to leave her at home. I live at the bottom of a hill so to do any decent circuit I have to start with a hill climb. I pushed hard and when it levelled out I just kept pushing. I know there were times where I slacked off and had to switch myself back on and I was determined to get the 5km in user 25 minutes. In the end it was 25:07 with a fast descent down hill near the end -not at all happy with myself.
I know I'm still a relatively new runner and I am getting quicket but I really wanted uner 25 mins. But I'll turn my frustration into motivation and keep pushing. I aren't going to adjust my 45 min 10k target - it's a real goal to aim for.