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My first 10k

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by , 03-19-2010 at 04:22 AM (2074 Views)
I have been running 5k every other day now for quite awhile, my time usually constant at around 35mins.
Today I finally went for 10k, my time was 1:12mins. This is not fast for a 20 year old, but I am considerably older, so I was really pleased with it.
(mainly because I survived)
I run around the streets and parks where I live, and at the end of my 10k I raised both arms and gave a yell.
Fortunately no one was around.

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  1. Tealc's Avatar
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    You should find a big flight of steps at the end of the 10k like Rocky did.

    Still credit where credit is due, well done for that John.

    It's 10k to my old house, it's exhausting enough to drive there, let alone running it.
  2. crazycastle's Avatar
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    Keep up the good work. I used to practise/teach karate when i was only 15/16 but when my instucter moved away I sort of lost it! Now i drink and smoke and someday hope to find that motivation again but its not easy.

    All the best to you for sticking with it. your an insperation to us all!
  3. WiiJohn's Avatar
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    @Tealc, I was too knackered to do anything at the end of it.
    @crazycastle, thanks for the kind words.
  4. wiimaster4eva's Avatar
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    I go to the gym 5 days a weeks and the self satisfaction it gives you is better than any drug in the world.
    Well done John that is some step up 5k-10k. I used to do a lot of running and added just a small distance to it everyday, even just the distance of the next lampost, but these small distances soon added up.
    I used to teach personal training and my first tip/advice for people was to beat your mind. Your body will take the physical activity but it's always your brain that will give in first. You can cheat your brain though.
    When doing weights instead of counting reps like 1,2,3,4,5............, count them 5,4,3,2,1. Your brain will always associate counting up as a harder task, like climbing a set of stairs even though you dont think your counting evenryone you go up, your brain is clocking it. Another big downfall is clock watching, when on a treadmill or other equipment with a timer people tend to get downhearted when they have been at it for ages but the time tells them different. I printed out motivational cards and stuck them over the timer display. I noticed my clients could go up to 10 minutes longer because they where not thinking about time all the time.

    Damn sorry I am boring you wit a passion of mine..........I am a exercise freak.

    Well done again
  5. WiiJohn's Avatar
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    @wiimaster4eva, sounds like you know what you are doing. When I first started running I increased the distance very slowly. I am careful of not pushing too hard.
    thanks for your comments.
  6. WiiJohn's Avatar
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    My 2nd 10k
    I won't be posting every 10k I do, I think the next I post will be the 10th 10k, if I make it.
    Today I did 1:13mins, 1 min slower than my first. I hope to improve on that.
  7. Ithian's Avatar
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    Nice man. Your feats of manly display inspire me to get my own round rump back into shape.
  8. wiimaster4eva's Avatar
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    Yeah wiijohn been interested in fitness since I was at school. Can still out last guys 10-15 years younger than me. I did a 2 year course at college and was given student of the course award. Unfortunately everybody where I live are lazy and don't like paying for anything so my personal training is no-more.
    Do you listen to music when you are running? If yes what is it?
  9. WiiJohn's Avatar
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    No I don't listen to music while running, too scared of being hit by traffic. I guess I might get bored if I go onto 1/2 marathon, and will need something to pass the time.
    I'm happy enough at the moment smelling the flowers.
  10. emuhack's Avatar
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    Congrats!!!!!!

  11. WiiJohn's Avatar
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    Today I did 1:12mins, the same as my first. Bit disappointed really, progress is slow. Still it was a nice run, no wind, and sunny. End of the weather forecast.
  12. WiiJohn's Avatar
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    Todat I did 1:12mins again. I'm off out to buy one of these running monitors, I seem to be in mono speed mode.
  13. WiiJohn's Avatar
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    Bought a Garmin Forerunner 305. Brilliant.
    Yeterday ran 10k in 1:06min. The GPS showed I was running 1k further than I should have.
    I can now monitor my speed and heart rate as I run. Could use my PDA to check wihacks at the same time, but as I'm not a woman I can't do too many things at once.
  14. WiiJohn's Avatar
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    Did 10k in 1:01min today. Spend most of the time looking at my wrist checking pace, time, distance and heartrate. Download the data to my PC, lots of groovy graphs.
  15. emuhack's Avatar
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    lol.... well you keep getting better.... SO KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK......
  16. WiiJohn's Avatar
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    I'm slipping, took me 1:03min today. Must have been the cheese burger I had at half way.
    Thought Spring had arrived, but no, freezing today.
  17. WiiJohn's Avatar
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    Broke the 1:00 hour barrier. Did it in 59:16. Had to push myself to keep below 6min/km.
  18. WiiJohn's Avatar
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    Maintained sub 1 hour. 59:38 today. That was my 9th 10k, next one is a milestone, or is that kilometre stone.