See my run at http://go.nike.com/a4trjju
Today I ran the first of the Nike Marathon Tests :-) It was 10k.
I beat my old 10k time by 6 seconds!! My new PB for 10k is 54 miuntes and 45 seconds.
My old 10k time I got in October in perfect running conditions. Today was cold and windy at times so I confident I can improve more when it's springtime.
The race was a 10k route around Østerbro and a little bit in Fælledparken.
I started by running with the 5:40 group but they took off a little too fast for me and by 3k I was trailing way behind them but still infront of the 5:50 group. At 5.5k there was the water depot so I stopped for a couple of seconds and had some Powerade. As usual this gave me the boost I needed :-)
I started speeding up slowly from this point and by the 8k mark I was running between 5:18 and 5:20. At 9k I had caught up with the pacesetters for the 5:40 group and by 9.5k I was ahead of them. With 300 metres to go I started sprinting as normal. I was very tired when I crossed the line!
It was a great race and I'm now looking forward to running the 15k in March :-)