Wednesday, March 12, 2014
After setting my own personal 10k records these past two weekends, I wanted to reflect on how hard I’ve worked to get to this point. Why? Because my first reaction to my 8:43-mile pace was, “I should be faster.”
While I have been running at least 3 miles a day, 4-6 times per week, for the past few months, I hadn’t run a 10k in more than 5 years. So how could I be disappointed with such a solid pace? The most logical way for me to get over my disappointment, and plan for improving my time, was to look at my progression since I began.
In fewer than three months, I went from struggling through a couple of 10-minute miles and calling it a “workout,” to pumping out 25-minute 5ks as warm-ups for strength training sessions. Based on this experience, and what I had learned along the way by studying a variety of training programs, I have a solid understanding of what it will take to get me to my next goal – a 48-minute 10k.
I also have something for you – a realistic, customizable plan, that will get you to your FIRST 5k, then help you get FASTER, and maybe inspire you to work on your 10k.