Yesterday was one of my planned races before my current goal of a half-marathon this year. This particular 10k race is in my hometown and draws about 5000 people every year so it's equal parts race and festivities. 

As the course is rather flat and I've now spent 4 months working on running form and transitioning to minimalist shoes, I was hoping to be able to get close to my personal best from 4 years ago (which was the last time I did some serious running). 

During the race I felt strong, in control and light on my feet. It felt surprisingly well even though I was pacing myself to end up close to my PB. In the end I slowed down a little bit and ended up at a time that was 15 s from my previous best time. Since I'm currently only at week 4 in the foundation program, I'm looking forward to crushing this time later this year :)

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Comment by Mikael Evander on May 13, 2014 at 12:37pm
Thanks. My avg HR was a bit lower than my 20 min test for the foundation program so I prefer to interpret that as if I had a bit of reserve power left :)

Btw, I guess that the HR-zones for the program will stay more or less the same but that the pace during those runs will gradually increase? Should the speed zones be updated at any time by redoing the 1 mile test though?
Comment by Eric Orton on May 11, 2014 at 9:10am

Great benchmark race for the future.  Be sure to log your avg HR also for future comparison.  Thanks for sharing.

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