Extrapolation won’t work here

I’ve entered the BUPA London 10,000, a 10km run through the streets of London on 26 May, 2008. Although I’m not training specifically for it just yet, I thought I’d give my trainers an airing yesterday, and undertook the following run.

It was hard. I completed the 6.32km in around 32 minutes. If I’d carried on at the same pace, I would have managed a 51 minute 10km, or else a three hour 34 minute marathon. Neither would have been possible, as my wife and daughter would no doubt testify, both witnesses of my distressing breathing and general fatigue on returning home.

I’m hoping that by the time May comes around, I’m sub-45 for 10km, ideally sub-42. Let’s see.

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