I've done a 10K race!! :-)

Yesterday was my first 10K - The Oxford Town and Gown race. And I DID IT!!

I was really looking forward to the race, but also aware that 5 days away with work, flying home on Saturday evening, then a 10am start on Sunday wasn't exactly conducive to a fab time.

Anyway, come Sunday morning, I was really looking forward to the race, and the weather was good too.

My only aim, given the few days away, was to run all the way round, not to stop and walk, and to do it in less than 1h15. The clock, and my Garmin, said 1.13.58 when I crossed the line :-) I had tried to persuade my legs to do a sprint finish up the last 100m, but they didn't seem to be listening...

Anyway, that's the first one in the can. Time to find another one later in the year, methinks. In the meantime, I'm doing a couple of 5Ks in July, so my goal between now and then will be to try and improve my time over that distance. I'm looking forward to having a chance to have a go at Laura's speed podcast, now that I'm no longer building distance.

Onwards and upwards, as they say. I've proved to myself that I can do ANYTHING! :-)


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  • Really, really well done! :)

  • Thank you!! :-)

  • Congratulations! Fantastic time on the distance! I just responded earlier to slidemans blog, you guys are doing great! I think a celebration is in order! ;-) Gayle

  • Thanks Gayle! :-) Slideman is doing brilliantly!!

    Thanks for all your support :-D

  • Great result, really well done !

  • Well done, glad you had a fab race :-)

  • Well done Stefliser. Keep up the good work.

  • Fabulous, congratulations! Sounds like the perfect antidote to travelling on business :-)

  • Well done! I keep thinking about moving on to 10k, but haven't braved it yet. Maybe I'll go for the town & gown next year... (Yeah, right!) ;)

  • Meant to say, fantastic time - you must be very pleased!

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