My official 10K (6.2 miles) time for Sunday’s race was 57:45. I finished number 1580 out of 5110 finishers, and I was the 922nd male out of 1999. I am really pleased with the time and the pace (approx 9:19 min miles), especially since I only trained for the race for eight weeks. When I started the training, the maximum I could run at a time was around three miles.
Today I begin the second week of my eight-week 10K training program. I am running the Marine Corps Marathon 10K on October 25, 2009. I have been an occasional runner for a long time, but this is my first time training for a formal race. I ran six days in a row last week and got up to a distance of 3.25 mi. I am using the Easy 10K training program posted on RunningPlanet.com.