6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Help 10K Race Strategy

Tomorrow I run my First 10K. I want to RACE and maximize my speed. I have never really thought about racing strategy. I based my goal on my Capital City 1/2 Marathon time in May 09 of 1:43:39 (Report HERE)...but I really didn't RACE that 1/2, I just ran for the experience. I found this website with some helpful hints on 10K strategy CLICK HERE.

What strategy has worked well for you in the 10K? Opinions appreciated.

If you have posted about a 10K race I would love to read it. Please send me the link.

THANKS ALL!! Have a great weekend

13 comments:

Velma said...

Good luck - I would go at a more conservative pace for the first half and then pick up each mile from then on. Sprint the last part. This is my plan for a 10 tomorrow :) I will be thinking of you. Rock it!

Jen and Rob said...

Good Luck! I'd say start off easy and save your best for the last few miles.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Have fun and best wishes!! I don't feel like I can help too much on helping with a 10K race strategy, but I can cheer you on!!!

The Other Brunette said...

Good luck tomorrow, I know you will do great!

J said...

Good luck in the race tomorrow. Try not to go out too fast for a 10k but just check yourself and make sure you feel good. I have not run a 10k in so long. I am sure you will do great!

onelittletrigirl said...

Good Luck!!! I have no advice for running fast, because I run slow :)


Whatever you do, have fun!!!

Jo Lynn said...

I have absolutely no strategic advice for you, sorry.
But I did want to wish you good luck. ;)

Croughwell said...

I always seem to go out to fast and can't hold up the fast pace.

Running, kind of. said...

I don't really have any sort of strategy but I am esxited to hear what you decide and how your race goes!!! I am sorry to say we wont be heading up there tomorrow. i decided to save on the gas and $10 registration and go with the local and free Bank to Bay 1K next month.

GOOD LUCK!!! You will do GREAT!!!

RunningLaur said...

I've run 2 10k's and both of them were pretty much just at a steady pace. (Race reports under RACES at my page.)

I'd say to run a bit safe for the first 5k and then speed up for the last 5k, since then it's just a 5k! You have great closing speed, so it should fit well with your talents :)

Marlene said...

I'm too late to give you advice, but if you're looking for something to read, here is my most recent 10K race report.

I think it's hard to strategize for racing a 10K. You can't start TOO fast like a 5K, but you can't afford to start too conservatively either (like a HM).

Can't wait to hear about your race!!!

sian said...

Good luck...mine is to bring some music and don't get too distracted!

Morgan said...

Congrats girl!!! That is awesome that you beat your A goal! So proud of you! And I totally hate guys like that. I make it a point to purposely fall behind at some point just so I can smoke them at the end. Competitive much? :)