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I've got my first 10K coming up this Sunday - I'd really like to break the 45 minute barrier. That might seem a bit on the fast side for a first timer, but I'm 24 & relatively fit from other sports.
I know that this equates to a 7:14 minute mile pace - I was wondering if anyone could take a quick look at my runkeeper profile, see if that looks like a realistic goal. I really have no idea. I've been training for this for the last month with the 45 minute time in mind, now that it's arriving, I'm a bit nervous! My miles per week has been between 20-30, with the last 2 weeks being 41 and 32 respectively.
Here's my profile: http://runkeeper.com/user/ChrisEdson/activity/110131643
My max HR I'd assume is around 190 (resting 43). I ran 6 miles this morning steady at 7:42 pace - I think I can kick it up but I have no point of reference. I did a 5K last month in around 21:30-22 minutes (depending on how accurate my GPS was).
Does race day really allow you to kick up the pace?