A rainy and damp day, but that didn’t stop the thousands who showed up for The Coaster Run today! I finished my 10K in 56:55, hitting my secondary goal (under 1hr) but not my primary goal (50m). I came in 20th out of 163 runners in my division (30-34 female).
Not bad for my first 10K, but I know I can probably do better. I need to get one of those runner’s watches that shows your time and your distance on its face – I lose all sense of time when I’m running, so I have no clue whether I’m on pace or not. This run was a slightly slower pace than I was hoping for, and I think if I had known exactly how far through the race I was, I could have run faster in a couple places.
10K – DONE! 5 days ago
I beat my practice time by several minutes! 1 month ago
In the rain and all! 2014 = no excuses!!
Ran in 1hour and 13 minutes, which im sure is really slow, but i did it!!! 1 month ago
I completed this goal on a treadmill, which kept switching off, so I couldnt keep track of my time, which was pretty annoying
So Im not going to mark this as done just yet, im going to run a 10k and keep track :)
Then I will finally mark this goal as complete x 1 month ago
to running regularly, I’ll get back to this goal. 2 months ago
How I did it: I wanted to run over winter break, so I signed up for the shortest distance I could after Christmas. It ended up being a New Year's Day 10K. As soon as I got back from school I started running twice a day, starting at 30 min at a time and then working up to 40 and then an hour. I started to taper back to 30 minute runs once a day for the last week, and finally ran the race.
I also invested in a fleece and long sleeve underarmor for the race itself, since it was 39 F outside that day.
While I didn't finish fastest, or even at a pace anywhere near my usual due to hills, I did finish in 57:25. Which is fine with me since I only trained for two weeks before.
I got a pink hat though! Read how I did it… 4 years ago
How I did it: I subscribed for the World's Best 10K race, and without practicing prior to the race, I decided to give it a whole run, without taking one single walk. That-is-intense. I found it amazing how hard your mind tries to make you take a decision when it considers the condition of your body. I had my mind set, and I would not let it control that. Many times I was about to just stop. I had chills and nausea, but at the end of it all I made 10 kilometers in a matter of 53 minutes! :D Read how I did it… 3 years ago
How I did it: This was my next step after completing a 5k last year. After I got into the habit of running several times a week to train for the 5k, training for the 10k mainly consisted of adding miles and time to my workouts.
I ran at a pace just under 12min/mile, and was able to keep it up for the whole race, without stopping for walk breaks like I often do. So, I'm very pleased with myself. Read how I did it… 2 years ago
I’m now registered for the Knott’s Berry Farm Coaster Run 10K on March 2, 2014. They give you free pie at the end! I’m sold.
This is only one week after my 8K. (Um….eeps!) I would have preferred to do the 10K a little later in the month, but my show choir’s schedule has me pretty booked up for just about all of March, and I didn’t want to wait till April with my half-marathon coming at the end of May.
This race scheduling stuff is tough :) 2 months ago