A few days ago I told you that I was still looking to complete my goals. Specifically in the training sessions of the week 15 to 21 DecemberOn Monday 22nd December, I decided to try it during a training session and not during a race (you are always more prepared physically and mentally and you can take advantage of some hare to reduce some seconds more).
I set a target pace of 4:50 min/km and, with the help of the Garmin Forerunner 620's Virtual Partner feature that I've been trying out these past few weeks, I managed to stop the clock with a final time of 48:28.
I know these are very discreet times for those of you who have been training for many years, but for someone who does "two evenings"was considering going under 55 minutes in that same distance, it's a huge leap. A new blow of motivation.
The final objective of running a marathon is still on the horizon, but before daring to do it you have to train hard, I don't want to reach the goal of my first "queen race" dragging and suffering, you have to enjoy it.
As we are about to start 2015, I will set two goals. Go down from 45 minutes to 10km and achieve a half marathon in 1:50. In March I have the 25th Malaga half marathon, so there are only three months to prepare (and knock down) another goal.
As for going under 45 minutes, Garmin (or better said First Beat) thinks that I can't do it, that my maximum time would be 45:03.