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December 21, 2008

Bourne time trial part deux

Filed under: Uncategorized — workaholicrunner @ 9:03 pm

Since it is frigid around here, I just did my Sunday run in the gym’s treadmill. It was so cold outside that I felt my skin being torn apart by the strong winds.

I don’t really like running over one hour in the treadmill. I did the 10k time trial and finished in 57:51. More importantly, for a one 2 mile leg, I finally achieved my goal of breaking 17:42 when I ran 17:30.

Mile 1 – 10:45 warm-up

Miles 2-3 – 17:30

Mile 4 – 9:23

Mile 5 – 9:15

Mile 6 – 9:05

Final 0.2 miles – 1:53



  1. I bet you can run faster in a real race. Maybe smoke Jason Bourne if you race with him. 🙂

    Comment by i2runner — December 23, 2008 @ 6:54 am

  2. Probably. However, treadmill is easier because of the controlled indoor temperature and soft surface. I could probably run a 4:20 to 4:30 marathon on a treadmill compared to my typical 5:00 + in a real marathon.

    I also run very conservatively. I honestly do not go out 100% in road races. I probably go 75-85% of capacity. During my first 5K over 4 years ago, I ran all out but I felt my heart beating so strongly. So I decided that I better take it easy in races or else I might get a heart attack. I guess I am so paranoid of not finishing or getting injured during a race that I don’t really push myself. I’ve always finished a race and oftentimes, I’m actually quite relaxed at the finish line and not that tired.

    Comment by workaholicrunner — December 23, 2008 @ 12:43 pm

  3. A real race should feel awful. If not, maybe you haven’t given your 101%. If you think you have a heart problem, perhaps you should have a stress-test done first. Anyway, Happy new year and happy running!

    Comment by i2runner — December 29, 2008 @ 2:27 pm

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