10 miles (16.09km) - 1:32:44 - Almost HM Pace!

Hi all!!!

Just back from my 10 mile run. I was aiming for an average 6 min p/km pace but managed 5:46 min p/km! To get a sub 2 hour HM I need to average about 5:40 so I am not far off now. I had my Garmin set up to show me the average pace of the current km and that really helped me pace myself. After the first few km's I was averaging 5:45 and was comfortable so I decided to try and keep the pace up, if anything it was easier running at this pace, when I did slow down at one instance my legs felt heavier.

I had my belt on,with water and a few dates to munch on. I took the seeds out of the dates and broke them in two to make them bite size, that was a lesson I learnt from last week! I ate the first after 45 mins and then ate another every 15-20 mins. This really helped me keep the pace up in the 2nd half of the run.

When I got to the last 2 kms I decided to push myself more to see if I could maintain I faster pace with tired legs, I ran the 15th km in 5:30 and the 16th km in 5:39. So I think if I need to step on it with tired legs I will be able to.

Finally when I got home my sister laughed at me and said my face looked like something from Dr Who. I looked in the mirror and I had salt from dried sweat in lines running down my face, it looked a bit like war paint!

Anyway I think it's about time to sign up for the HM now, I'll do that after a shower and some breakfast!

Here is a link to my run


11 Replies

  • Well done Aftabs, super human effort, those dates are obviously the fuel of champions :)

  • Thanks! Feeling a bit stiff now though!

  • Excellent stuff from the man with the stats. The dates sound like a great tip. Well done, HM training well in hand.

  • Thanks! The dates are doing the job so far.

  • Are you a man...or a machine?!

    Amazing effort after yesterday's ON - you're well on the way to your UK goal...get signed up!

  • PB not ON!

  • Still a man, the body is aching a bit at the moment!

  • Congratulations, looks like everything is going very well in training and great steady pace there throughout.

  • Thanks Phil! I'll be doing another 10 miles next Sunday so I'll try and do that in under 1:30. That'll be on track for a sub 2 hour HM.

  • I really enjoy following your amazing progress from the sidelines - you have moved so far, so fast! Keep munching those dates. :)

  • I'll keep munching!

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