SF 10k race

SF 10k race

First 10K race towards Marathon
Published July 24, 2022
This is a post that records my first 10K race as part of my full marathon goal.
It’s part of my journey to rebuild myself, starting from replacing a few old habits with new ones, running is one of the habits that I built over the last year towards a healthier life. Although it was a struggle in the very beginning to make the new habit stick, it did become one of my daily rituals after a few months of grinding. And I cannot be happier with the changes it brought to me, I almost lost 20 pounds physically which makes me healthier than ever.
And more importantly, it strengthens my mind muscles to make me feel proud and confident about what I can achieve. I started setting more concrete goals for it to make the process a bit more fun and challenging, then the journey starts…


  • Peer pressure helps improve the result (i.e. speed)
  • Don’t blindly follow the pace of others, but pick a right anchor helps
  • Hardest Mile: 6K ~ 8K
  • Can speed up in the last mile mentally, but lack of nutrition or water physically stopped me from taking the risk
  • Compete with personal best record not others, finishing together creates deeper satisfaction for me


  • Time: β€£


Have Fun
Complete the race
Complete the race within 46m


  • Initially seeking for local running club to join to run with peers but came across articles about SF Marathon
  • I developed a morning running routine (a bit less than 5K) since last year as part of my unlearning journey
  • I started setting weekly running goals since last month and I set the goal of this month to be 10K
  • I estimated my 10K time between 45m ~ 50m, based on my current speed for 5K 6’50’’ ~ 7’30’’


  • Jul 24, 2022 Finished SF Marathon 10K run with result of 44m (7’5’’)
  • Jul 23, 2022 Participated SF Marathon 5K run
  • Jul 17, 2022 Second 10K Run
  • Jul 16, 2022 First 10K Run
  • Jul 10, 2022 β†’ Jul 16, 2022 Nike club plus daily 5K training plus weekend 10K training
    • Jul 10, 2022 SF Marathon 10K registration


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