Aww man. That does stink to narrowly miss your goal but its still a fantastic race! Is that a new PR for you? Celebrate it! What would you do differently if you had run the 10K in 59:59? You'd probably still have a goal to beat that next time, right? So train and run the next one in 59:58. Don't lose sleep over those 4 seconds. That was a special event. And think of it this way - maybe that 4 seconds was spent carefully watching the road or your foot placement and prevented an injury or saying thanking a volunteer or encouraging another runner? I know you well enough to know it was 4 seconds well spent!
What is a good pace to run 3-5 miles? I like to run but I think I am actually just jogging. ;) I can jog 5 miles at 5.0 on the treadmill without being winded or even really tired. When I fun 3 at 6.0 it is an attainable challenge. I just need a goal to strive for I guess.
A great job regardless but I hear you on those 4 seconds. Think of it this way - if you run the exact same way for your next 10K, you know exactly how hard you need to push it to knock those 4 seconds off!!
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