My current running goal is to break 45:00 for a 10K. My time frame is July when I may have a race scheduled. Over the weekend, I came very close and reached the 10K mark in just under 46:00 at 45:58 to be exact.
I was surprised that it occurred. It has been a few months since I have completed a run that I would consider fast. I have run a a few distances during that time, that were around the 10K length and some of those were completed in under 50:00, but not close to 45:00.
Also on Saturday, I went out for a 1.5 mile run with my oldest son who is just starting to run. I then went out immediately afterwards to complete my run and I bonked. I got so hungry midway through the run that I just stopped after 2 miles and then walked home the rest of the way. It has been at least a year or two that this has occurred that I honestly do not remember the exact time that I previously could not finish a run.
When I got home, I decided I would go out and try again in the evening. I am glad that I went for it. I went from having one of the worst runs ever to having one of the best.