Monday, November 3, 2008

Thinking toward turkey

A bit inspired by Amber's goal-reaching run this weekend, I was looking forward to the next race I'll do and thinking about goals. There's a good Turkey Trot 10K in town, where my 10K PR happened last year: 47:01. Not so impressive, considering my 1:33 half marathon last spring, but the fall seems to be the time when I slack off the running a bit. Anyway, I'd like to run the Turkey Trot for a PR, preferalby below 45:00. Someday I'd like to break 40:00, but I don't think that'll be this fall...

Nice early run this morning - shorts, long-sleeve and vest weather. My normal 5-mile loop - felt good, but weirdly long. Garmin blip there, right before the second mile mark. Looks like a big hill and a drop in speed, but I can't imagine what it was.

5 comments:

Jess said...

I don't know, a 47 minute 10K sounds awfully fast to me!

Peter Lubbers said...

Hi Turi,
To reach your goal, you might find this schedule very handy:
http://www.time-to-run.com/training/10k/sub45.htm

I've used it with success in the past.
Good luck at the Turkey Trot!

Turi said...

Thanks, Peter - and a 19-day program is perfect to lead from here up to Thanksgiving. I think I'll look at the 40-minute one, too, maybe try to hit somewhere between the two...

SnowLeopard said...

Yeah! I was inspiring! I bet you could do it~ and I'll run (way) behind you and yell out more inspiring things and annoy all the runners around you so they'll have no choice but to fall back too. :)

Nitmos said...

Yes, knock out a nice 10k and update your PR. I have a 15k "PR" still sticking on my blog that, at this point, is slower than my training runs. But who runs 15k's anymore? Honestly.