2:59 !!!

STEAG Volkslauf

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Location:

Neunkirchen,Germany

Member Since:

Jan 23, 2018

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

My marathons:

Merzig (04/09/05): 3:56:41

Cologne (05/09/11): 3:26:16

Frankfurt (07/10/28): 3:17:16

Essen (09/09/11): 3:23:34

Personal Records:

10k 37:24 (2009)

HM 1:23:42 (2009)

M 3:17:16 (2007)

Actual:

17/09/16: 10k 43:00 (19th overall, 5.M35)

18/06/17: 5,5k 21:50 (triathlon-relay)

18/09/22: 10k 39:58 (17th overall, 2.M35)

18/10/07: HM 1:29:14 (30th overall, 7.M35)

Short-Term Running Goals:

  • running consistently in 2018, hopefully around 2000 miles
  • Run a marathon in fall 2018

Long-Term Running Goals:

  • Staying healthy and enjoying running
  • Repeating my mantra again and again: Think less, run more, train smart, race better!
  • Running a marathon in 2:59 in 2019

Personal:

married, two children, born 1981, 40 hours-a-week-job in a local townhall

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 12.99 Month: 108.80 Year: 1476.89
Race: STEAG Volkslauf (6.214 Miles) 00:39:58, Place overall: 17, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.006.2312.73

98' splitted as follows:

9 am: 22' easy, 3,4k as a pre-race jog

15 pm: 16' warm-up incl. 3 strides, 3k

15:30 pm: 10k-race in 39:58, splits: 3:54/3:55/3:58/4:06/4:00/4:01/4:08/4:01/3:59/3:50

It was 17 degrees Celsius (63 degrees Fahrenheit), but windy, which made the splits uneven. Especially the way back was hard against the wind. Expected to run 40 to 41 minutes in the 2nd 10k of my 2nd running career, so I'm very happy with that time. This gives me confidence to go for 3:15 hrs in the marathon in 5 weeks. Let's go for sub 1:30 hrs in the planned half-marathon in 2 weeks!

16:30 pm: 20' cool-down, 4k

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From jtshad on Sun, Sep 23, 2018 at 08:30:46 from 65.129.149.162

Great race! Congrats!

From Tom K on Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 17:59:38 from 47.201.51.108

Congratulations on the confidence-boosting 10k! That's Fast stuff!

From Martin on Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 06:50:50 from 212.88.157.202

Thanks!

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