Stragglers Handicap – 29 March

My plan was to take it easy for this months handicap… Starting at 13:30 after the first start this gave me a target time of 21:30 to reach the finish (i.e, 35 minutes total). I ran this at a steady fast pace and ran it in 20:48, which was about 40 seconds fast that last months race.

I was very happy with this time as I could have gone on for a lot further at this pace (although I did push hard in the final Km). This pace of 6:28 per mile puts me in a good position for a 10k time around 41-42 minutes. I’m running the Sutton 10k in early May in preparation for the Bognor Prom 10K on 20 May, which is the one race this year that I really want to do well in (and smash last years time of 44:26).

2 comments on “Stragglers Handicap – 29 March
  1. Hollywood says:

    Don’t get me wrong but….. you should be pushing sub-40 for a 10k, not faffing about at 41-42 – even I’ve done sub-42 minutes and I’m 2 minutes behind you at BPTT.

    Hurry… hurry… hurry…

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  2. David says:

    Yeah, you do have a point. I do have a bit of a habit of under-estimating at times, although at the Cabbage Patch 10 last year I was only 13 seconds better than my target! I dunno, the 40 minute barrier just seems a bit tough. Perhaps somewhere on the 40:?? range is more like it…

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