After having the best part of two weeks off from running, I was beginning to panic about my 10km in 4 weeks time. I’ve noticed over the last month or so that I haven’t been timing my parkruns very well. I’ve been setting off too fast and fading. Now that’s not too much over a problem over a short distance, but if I do it at the beginning of the 10km then I could be in for an unpleasant run.
So my plan for today was to run 10km starting slowly and speeding up. 1km to the park followed by 9 x 1km laps of the park accompanied by some 180bpm audiofuel so I didn’t have to worry about traffic, hills or cadence and could just concentrate on tempo.
Km – Split
01 – 00:08:14
02 – 00:07:55
03 – 00:07:49
04 – 00:07:37
05 – 00:07:04
06 – 00:06:49
07 – 00:06:46
08 – 00:06:54
09 – 00:06:43
10 – 00:06:05
Total – 01:11:56
I’m quite pleased.
and so you should be, v impressive!
speed indeed!! well done 🙂
With that increase in pace throughout, it’s lucky you didn’t start speedy and get quicker – a set of stats to put us all to shame.
Thank you. I’m trying not to focus too much on the blip that was kilometre number eight…
Very good. And how did you feel at the end? …. Apart from ‘quite pleased’
Wiped out. And ever so slightly smug.
Smug you should be well done on the negative splits
Very well done – that’s a fab 10k time – about the same as I am aiming for I think, so I’ll use you as my pacer on Saturday to see if I can keep up if you don’t mind!
Sounds like a plan. Now all I have to do is remember my bar code…
‘quite pleased’… ‘very pleased’ surely??!!! 🙂
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Not bad… I do negative split on a 10K, because I am slow on start, then I try to kick the pace in km 5 or km6… then keep it. ^_^