When you run half marathons, a 10k shouldn’t be a big deal.
But it is.
These days even a 5K seems like a lot of work. Maybe it’s the heat and humidity but 6.2 hilly miles won’t be a picnic.
I ran this race 2 years ago as my first 10k ever. I finished at 1:09:07 but I was still recovering from ankle surgery. (My current 10K PR is 1:00:51)
The course is out and back – which means the same hills both ways.
I don’t run many 10ks. I usually train for half marathons by running long on the weekend. With 5Ks, I just wing it. But for 10ks, you want to run fast but not burn out. So who knows how this will go. I will try to go out slow and save some for the second half.
Anyway, I am looking forward to this race because you run along Lake George. There is a great BBQ at the end and you can swim in the lake at the beach if you want. I also know lots of women who are running the Half Marathon as a training run for an upcoming marathon. (Since the half marathon starts an hour before the 10k, they may finish before me.) It will be fun to see them again.
- Run more than walk
- Pace under 10 min/mile for most miles
- Course PR (under 1:09)
- Finish strong and uninjured
- Enjoy the race
Happy Running! Do you run 10ks often? Do you train for them?