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10k PB

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:40 pm
by bullseye
A big thankyou to Tinman and his training programs for helping me to a big 10k pb. I took over a minute and a half off my pb to finish in a tick over 31 minutes.
I would have never imagined I could run such a time and I have to say that there has not been one single session I have done with Tinmans programs that I have felt like I was pushing myself to the limits to complete it.
Having that confidence now to know that I don't have to kill myself in sessions to run big pbs is very comforting as it makes you look forward to getting out the door each day to run the sessions. This is in contrast to what I have done in the past where I have killed myself to run certain splits in workouts. I'm now racing well above what my training times would suggest which is a very nice feeling!
Thanks again Tinman!

Re: 10k PB

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:20 pm
by Jman
Nice run bullseye.

Re: 10k PB

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:18 pm
by BoilerTom90
wow! That's a lot of time to take off of an already fast time.  Great job!

Re: 10k PB

Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:23 am
by Wellpark
Bullseye,

That reall yis a massive PB. How long have you been training to reach this benchmark? you are clearly talented but it would be interesting to know what level you were at before developing under Tinman.

All the best. Surely more PB's to come.

Wellpark

Re: 10k PB

Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:53 am
by bullseye
I have run for several years but had plateaued a lot with my racing times as a result of overtraining. I had lost a lot of confidence in my ability to actually improve and would go to the start line of races not really believing I was actually going to run a pb.
I have always had the mentality I needed to push myself in all quality training sessions otherwise I would think it was a sign of weakness.....................stupid I know. After countless setbacks and disappointing runs it was time to try something different. Under Tinmans training I look forward to all my training sessions and actually go into races knowing I will run well but unsure of how well as I am never pushed  to the limits in training so I am unsure of my potential. This is a great feeling to have on the start line of races as it really gives you the mindset that anything is possible.

Re: 10k PB

Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:21 am
by TexNav
That is very impressive and congratulations on the PR !

Re: 10k PB

Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:21 am
by Wellpark
I take on board what you are saying and know what you mean.

Before training under Tinman, I could not get my confidence before races either. Like you have already said, I now have a realstic sense that I will perform and that there will be something in the tank if i need it. This does give you a significant mental boost. I have heard so many times about the importance of mental attitude and performance, I am now beginning to understand how this works.

I am nowhere near your level Bullseye but I look forward to reducing my PB's further also.

I hope you continue to challenge and surprise yourself with further successes.

All the best

Wellpark

Re: 10k PB

Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:00 am
by bullseye
Thanks Wellpark. I hope you continue to have success as well. It doesn't matter whether you're a 27min 10k runner or 47min 10k runner, I think everybody has that same satisfaction when they run faster than they've ever done before.
Good luck!