On the 12th July, I ran Leeds 10k. This is the second time I’ve ran it, I also ran the 2014 Leeds 10k.
I found this years so much easier than the previous years. Which was surprising as I didn’t have a chance to train for this one as the move really put me out of my fitness routine! I ran 4 miles the Wednesday before and that was it.
It wasn’t as hot as last year, which is always a plus.
I didn’t really have a plan of action. The first mile was frustrating as I was struggling getting past people and it took about 11mins 30 seconds for that mile! Just after the second mile, I decided I’d start to speed up during the last tenth of a mile. So I kept checking my Garmin and then ran as fast as I could for 0.1 miles, then went back to my normal pace.
This seemed to work pretty well. I came out with a time of 1hr 04mins 26 seconds, which isn’t my best 10k time but is 10 minutes faster than my pervious year, which is a great achievement.
I need to get under an hour though. I’m planning on doing the Bradford 10k at the end of Sept and the Leeds Abbey Dash in November. Hopefully I’ll get under an hour in the Abbey Dash. The Bradford 10K won’t be great time wise because I’m on holiday two weeks before! Terrible timing!