Sunday, September 12, 2010

10k PR Today

In training, again, which makes two for one week.  I'm pretty excited.  Today's run was at a 7:47 pace[*], on a hilly course.  My previous best was 8:22, I think, for the Nike 10k last year in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.  That was followed up by a 8:11 20k.

Various ding-bat injuries last winter kept me from following up on those times until this summer.

I'm following Gordon Pirie's advice, and combining long runs, interval speedwork, and then pushing those speeds out to my target distances.  I was able to establish a 5k PR and then a 10k PR in the following run.

I'm running in the Vibram Speeds, still which I still love.  Best shoe Vibram makes.  If you can get your hands on a pair, do so.

P.S.  Wow, my memory is horrible.  Turns out this 7:47 wasn't a PR, my PR was the Nike 10k, which was 7:40.  Although that course was flat, and the 7:47 was hilly, but still.  The 20k I mentioned was an 8:04 pace.

I'm no longer trying to follow Pirie's advice on pushing pace to distance, as it wasn't working very well.