10k Race – Skärgårdsmilen (New PB)

Going for the finish line

Around 8-10 degrees warm, a little windy and a lot of energy in the body

Since yesterday I had been loading up with water and lots of carbohydrates. I ate a big bowl of pasta right before I went to sleep. So today I only sipped on the water and ate two pieces of bread in the morning. I was very afraid of going to the dry-retchings and I had read that it could be cured by keeping up the blood volume – so drinking a little increased amount of water for a few days before is a good thing.

I know that I go to the dry-retchings after heavy load, like after a big slope in the end of the race and I knew this race had two. It was a high bridge which I had to pass twice, but it wasn’t in the end of the race. There were also a big chance of heavy winds on that one.

But today I was lucky – no dry-retchings and no heavy winds. There were winds, but no that annoying. Only thing I did wrong was dressing myself too warm and not increasing speed enough in the end 🙂 But doesn’t it always feel like you could’ve increased once you’ve crossed the finish line?

Anyway, this was my best 10k ever! I’m very proud. I finished at 39:19 (My watch showed that, but I have to see the results later). And out of more than 150 contestors I think I finished at top 10.

I missed one lap point, but here’s the data:

Detailed Garmin data

Skärgårdsmilen – 10k race

Lap Distance Time (sec) AvgPace AvgHR MaxHR Cadence
1 0.99 3:50 3:52 66 76 90
2 1.02 4:04 3:59 175 181 91
3 1.01 4:04 4:01 180 185 92
4 0.98 3:48 3:54 181 186 92
5 2.00 7:52 3:56 184 190 93
6 1.16 4:38 3:59 186 189 93
7 0.82 3:19 4:02 186 190 93
8 0.99 3:52 3:55 187 191 93
9 1.01 3:50 3:48 189 192 94
TOTAL 10.0 0:39.19 3:56 182 192 92

And here’s some more photos from the race day 😀

4 thoughts on “10k Race – Skärgårdsmilen (New PB)”

  1. Wow, congrats on your new PB! That must feel great after what you have been through with your running lately. I am very happy for you 🙂 // Cursor

    1. Thank you!

      I am very pleased with the progress. It feels like I’ve been waiting for this a very long time 😉

  2. HI Christian – well done on a great result.

    I am so glad that you had such a positive experience this time!

    Top10 is always a nice bonus too !


    1. Hi Dave!

      Thank you very much! It sure feels uplifting 😉
      Not that top 10 meant the world at this race compared to others – but you’re right – it’s a nice bonus 😀

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