10k race result – Track&Field Run Series

Yesterday I had my 10k race and finished in 47:58. Not exactly what I had in mind, but it was a reasonable result, considering it was a warm day. I ran with 3 friends and all of them finished between 45min and 46min, they also hoped for a sub45.

I could keep the pace I wanted only for the first 3km, after it I got slower, no matter how hard I tried to push. Between the 5th and 6th km we crossed a bridge, so there´s an uphill here. We doubled back and between the 6th and 7th we crossed on the other side of this bridge. I felt some dizziness after these two uphill parts, but it was gone right after and I kept going. I had some energy left for a small sprint near the finish line.

Here´s the splits:

Mar 27th – 10k race

Km|Time|AHR
01|04:25|172
02|04:30|183
03|04:35|182
04|04:50|187
05|04:45|187
06|05:02|188
07|05:05|190
08|05:06|191
09|04:55|190
10|04:45|192
Tot|47:58|186

AHR: average heart rate

Only after the race I checked my pulse and saw that from the 4th km I was near my limit. My watch even registered 9min38s of pulse above 190 (as it was my max HR).

Now, next race is the half marathon on April 10th. I´ll start a new cycle tomorrow.

Author: MMS

MMS I´m 32 years old, live in Sao Paulo-BRA and started running regularly on Sep´08, but only on Feb´09 started following a training program. I haven´t stopped since…

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