What Race Distances Have You Tried? What Else Would You Try?

@Pigglies (9339)
United States
May 18, 2010 12:27am CST
So far, I've done several 5Ks, a 10K, a half marathon, and a marathon. I think my favorite distance out of all these was the 10K. My least favorite was definitely the marathon. I think the next new distance for me that I'll try, will be the mile. I'd like to see how fast I could race one mile, preferably a street mile since I think I tend to slow down on the track. So how about everyone else here that runs or even walks, what distances have you done? Want to try other distances?
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• United States
18 May 10
Why do you slow down on the track. I would assume the track is smoother. Or is it that you are just going in a circle? How much longer is a mile compared to a 10k? You know me, I don't run but I am your cheerleader, so whatever distance you run , I;m here cheering you on.
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
19 May 10
I'm not sure exactly why I slow down on the track, but a lot of people do apparently. I think it's the repetitive nature of the track. You just get discouraged thinking about doing more laps and not really going anywhere. And maybe it is also the flatness and the turns too. A perfectly flat surface gets boring after awhile for me. I like a few mild hills. A mile is shorter than a 10K. The 10K is 6.2 miles. Tonight I did pretty well for track times though, I can now run the quarter mile at 7:40 per mile pace, and the half mile in just over 4 minutes (just over 8 minute mile pace). Those are my current best times. I definitely don't excel in short distances, but I'm trying to improve that.
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• United States
19 May 10
That's Great! If a mile is shorter than a 10k And you want to improve on the short races , then you should run a mile!
@syndibee (799)
• United States
21 May 10
I've only run a 2 miler and a 5K I haven't been into my running much at all this year. I'll be doing a 10K at the end of June and a 5K in November, then we'll see if I can keep myself going for the half I wanted to do this year next spring.
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
21 May 10
How did your 2 mile pace compare to 5K pace? I'll be doing a 2 mile race eventually and I need to do it in 8:20 pace to pass. I'm freaking out a bit because my 5K pace is 8:30 per mile. Not sure if knocking off 10 seconds per mile is reasonable? Sorry you're not into running as much. I guess I'm not either, I only run about 15 miles per week now. But I'm trying to up the training for these shorter races. I'm doing a 10K in a little over a week and I'm kind of freaking out since I rarely run over 5 miles now. But I just did 8 tonight, so hopefully that means something.