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October 2, 2014

Press Run: Training for my first 10k

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12 comments:

  • GalvTravelGirl posted at 3:25 pm on Thu, Jun 12, 2014.

    GalvTravelGirl Posts: 2

    Hey Laura,
    Congrats on your first 10K! That's great news. By the way, once you run 6 miles; you can run a half marathon. Join us on Thursdays at Ball High Track for Legion Fitness. We focus on form and do some great drills. [beam]

     
  • jnilsson919 posted at 2:20 am on Wed, Jun 11, 2014.

    jnilsson919 Posts: 7

    I've run about two dozen 10Ks and if I make it in under an hour, I'm happy. I'm not a competitive runner.

     
  • lauraelder posted at 7:35 am on Tue, Jun 10, 2014.

    lauraelder Posts: 109 Staff

    We usually run through the historic neighborhoods on the East End, which is pretty, but I've seen it all. I certainly will give the far east end a try this weekend.

     
  • Jake Buckner posted at 9:17 pm on Mon, Jun 9, 2014.

    Jake Buckner Posts: 1628

    Laura, I know Galveston can be a tough place to find new scenery, even though people come here to see it!

    I don't know where you run, but I recommend the far East End of the Island if you haven't already tried it -- the levee, Beachtown, Bodekker, and the trails cut for the oil-spill remediation.

    I'm sure you know about the far West End. It's all good, miles of it. A long trek for a working person, however.
    [cool]

     
  • lauraelder posted at 8:22 pm on Mon, Jun 9, 2014.

    lauraelder Posts: 109 Staff

    Jimiluv, bored was probably a strong word. But I do find the same scenery dull. Maybe I need to shake up my routes. I plan to change them and see whether that helps.

     
  • jimiluv posted at 6:33 pm on Mon, Jun 9, 2014.

    jimiluv Posts: 11

    can finish in the allotted time. Running is a passion I'll keep enjoying and I know you will too.

     
  • jimiluv posted at 6:28 pm on Mon, Jun 9, 2014.

    jimiluv Posts: 11

    Laura,
    If your getting bored after 2 miles you may need a different goal. How do you feel after a run? Good, bad, tired, relaxed? I've been running a long time, probably before you were born. I stopped watching the clock a long time ago and just head out the door. No watch, no headphones, just a water bottle. I don't pay attention to pace even when running half and full marathons. I make sure I

     
  • Jake Buckner posted at 4:44 pm on Mon, Jun 9, 2014.

    Jake Buckner Posts: 1628

    "Still, in this area, acclimation to heat is not a bad thing."

    Exactly. It makes sense for a person to be able to do the activities they prefer in typical local conditions -- in our case heat, humidity, and wind.

    I'm able to stand on a rock and fish in heat, humidity, and wind.
    [cool]

     
  • kevjlang posted at 3:27 pm on Mon, Jun 9, 2014.

    kevjlang Posts: 2949

    Now, if I could learn to run on my hands.... [beam]

     
  • gecroix posted at 2:50 pm on Mon, Jun 9, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 3000

    I quit running when Jim Fixx did.

    Still, in this area, acclimation to heat is not a bad thing.
    I still mow the grass and do most work around the house in heavy, long sleeved coveralls, from back when I was in my firefighting days, and needed to be as heat resistant as possible.
    Crazy?
    Maybe....[wink][smile]
    If you do as well running as you do reporting, you should clean Lang's plow. Besides, he's got to tote around all those extra 'other hands' he's always using...[beam][beam][beam][beam][beam]

     
  • lauraelder posted at 2:18 pm on Mon, Jun 9, 2014.

    lauraelder Posts: 109 Staff

    Kevin,
    Thanks for the great feedback. I'm going to start this week seriously training and hope I can do it under an hour, but would still be proud of a 1:02. I'm also training in the heat (another blog) so I'm trying to get acclimated.
    Glad to hear you'll be out there. We always appreciate your support in this event!

     
  • kevjlang posted at 1:55 pm on Mon, Jun 9, 2014.

    kevjlang Posts: 2949

    Laura, I'm sure you'll do well with 10K if you're typical 5K is in the 28-30 minute range. An hour is a good target, but it will take some extra training to hit that. I'd estimate, considering the heat of mid-September, the humidity, probablility of wind, the two hill climbs, and your first race at the distance, something in the 1:02 to 1:06 range would probably be a reasonable goal. It's not unreasonable, though, for 3 months of training to drop your 5K times into the 24-26 minute range, and your 10K target down into the 55 minute ballpark.

    A reasonable rule of thumb is that for a given level of conditioning, doubling the race distance from 5K to 10K will probably add 20-40 seconds per mile. The amazingly conditioned (and fast) runners may only lose about 10 seconds per mile.

    Good luck. I'll be back out there again this year, too. Hopefully in good enough shape to beat you and compete with Michael :-)