Finally crossed the imaginary barrier of the 10k!! It was only by 0.5 k but it was beaten. It’s been a while since I’ve done 10k but my Asics half marathon training wanted it done on Sunday. I’m going out for a very rare girlie night out on Saturday so will be in no fit state on Sunday 😂 I waited for it to cool right down and out I went, I did it using heart rate zone 3 and decided to try a gel as I went. The whole run was really slow so much so that i feel it will take forever and a day to complete the half but according to my plan, the speed will come later in the programme but I completed the whole run with slow breathing in and out of my nose, no panting or getting out of breathe and no mouth breathing. I tried the gel but by the time I remembered I had it, it was warm, thick and sickly so threw half in the bin. I have got another, a different flavour which I have now put in the freezer so hopefully it will still be cold when needed on my next long run. Overall, I’m glad I managed the run comfortably but gutted with my time ,surprising really as my aim is just to finish the half but now and again seemed swayed by my finish time!!
10k barrier broken!! : Finally crossed... - Marathon Running ...
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Woohoo! Well done! No such thing as 'only' beaten by 0.5k - you ran 10.5k which is bloody good! The gel sounds grim though - yuk! Have a great night out tomorrow
Well done. A lot of people have said they felt they were going very slowly at the start of Asics plans - I think it changes!! Never tried a gel but don't think I would get on with them - especially not extra gloopy.
Yep that's right, build your distance then increase your speed. There really is no other way to do it.
Is there any reason you tried a gel? I just worry that people take them because they feel they should/ need to for longer runs. I've never used them myself, even on pre-breakfast training runs of 10 miles. Good luck with training💪
Well done! I am on a HM Asics plan too. I have switched to miles as it is a smaller number than km!! All psychological I know.
Plain water and jelly babies for me. I allow myself one every three miles and one at the end as a reward.
7.5 miles tomorrow so I am praying for cooler weather.
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