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Well I went out for a 10k (ish) run today to see how I managed. The route I took had a couple of long slow climbs and I think only .5 a mile was actually flat the rest was either slightly up or slightly down.

My time for this route :
MapMyRun.com | View 07/13/2008 Route in Inverkeithing, United Kingdom

I did the first 5k in 27:30ish and the 10k in 57:06.

Pretty pleased with that, mapmyrun doesnt really work that well for the route due to googlemaps not having decent photos for my area but I think it would be 10k. I would have used my GPS but it looses signal, maybe ask for a newer model for my Birthday in December :)

Just noticed on MMR that it looks like I ran through the water. When I was viewing the satalite version there is land below my feet, honest.

Whats classed as a good 10k time? I think I will try and aim to get the run down to 45mins over the next couple of months...

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A good 10k time?

We all have our own targets....depends onour abilities, fitness, dedication etc.

Any time is a good one compared with what most of the country can do so your time for now is a good time but say in 3,4,5 or 6 months you'll most likely to consider it a poor time.

Keep the training up.
 

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I have a feeling of deja vue about this good 10k time thing :d

For you right now, 57:06 is an absolutely fantastic time - now you can aim to knock minutes off it in the weeks and months ahead.

Elite athletes might be disappointed not to run under 30 minutes!

45 is good to aim for - but do it in little steps, first aim for 55, then 53, then 50, etc - I think sometimes you can set up too big a target for the future instead of working on smaller steps, and can end up getting frustrated. I was very optimistic about smashing 10k times at first, but had to resign myself to smaller steps :d

Bear in mind to run 45, you are going to need to be able to run 5k in about 22:30, give or take a few seconds - so might be worth seeing if you have the pace, as that might be something you need to work on too.
 

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Thanks for the comments guys! All taken on board :)
Ye, 45 mins is a fair way off, I think 55mins is my next target and since I had to walk some of the course I ran today I reckon its a target I can hit.
Really enjoyed the run but running the heat isnt nice, I usually go out in the evening after work so it tends to be cooler but it made a nice change today.

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Thanks guys,
looking at running the Loch Ness 10k in October, hence the reason I was wanting to see what time I could do it in. With a bit more training I think I can get a better time and work on my pace.
 

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Looks like I will have my first race soon that October, there is a 10k run quite near my house at the end of September :) Means I will have 2 10k runs this session under my belt as well :d

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Your first 10k is good to get an understanding of whereabouts you are, but i'm sure you're time will come down very quickly... find a slightly flatter 10k route, and run it a few times to give you a better idea of how to pace yourself on a 10k and you could knock minutes off very soon. Once you've done a few time trials, you'll have a much clearer idea of exactly where you're at ;)

Good going by the way :d
 

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good going O. keep up the good work :d
 

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Thanks guys, the problem I have is most of the routes I have around my house are hilly to some degree. I might try and map out a 10k run round the park near my work and see how I get on with that. Its as flat as I can get :)

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I just completed my first 10k race in 56 mins and was very pleased with that. In terms of where that put me I was 360ish out of about 600 and any time under 1hr 15 seemed to be reasonable in terms of placings.
 

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nice going CCC:d
 

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Well done CCC, sitting in the middle of the group great, I think thats what I would like to aim for, for my first couple of races.

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As others have said, you will find what you consider a good time changing as you progress, and the great thing about noting that first time is you now have a target to beat.
 
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