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(DAY 56) 10km run goal setting

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Gaurav Parashar

Start of the week

At the start of the week, I had set a target of completing a 10km run on treadmill. I was had locked in three things in advance:

  1. Completing the 10km run without stopping.
  2. Focusing on my running posture and form.
  3. Stretching and cool down after the run.

Observations from 10km run today:

  • I completed 5km for three consecutive days. These 5km runs were out of the blue for my body i.e. I did not run at all in the last 6 months.
  • The mind plays tricks especially around some muscles feeling tired. It is very important to push through and not let the mind trick you into stopping.
  • Slow pace is much better than stopping completely, even if it is for a few seconds.
  • Stretching the whole body for 10-15 minutes is a must after a new activity for the muscles i.e. running after long.

On a goal setting methodology:

  • I feel super happy that I slugged through running even though I wanted to stop probably 4 times in the 10km run.
  • I feel closer to be able to complete a half marathon i.e. 21 km in a few months without risking injury.

10km run Jaipur 2023