I ran my first 10k Sunday morning (and when I say morning I mean that it started at 6am because it's pushing 100 by 11am). I ran a lot in high school playing soccer, but I was a goalkeeper so I generally only ran about half as far as everyone else. The 10k was going to be the farthest I'd run ever in one stretch.
My assumption was that riding fixed would give me an advantage over those who rode road bikes because it trained my legs to be in constant motion. And I thought that being able to ride 100k would make it easy to run 1/10 that distance.
Apparently I was wrong on both accounts. Actually, as to the first, I'm not really sure. Since the run hurt so much, I may be able to assume that riding a freewheel may have made it hurt marginally more. Anyone with experience on this? And riding definitely does not prepare you for running. At all.
I ran the whole thing, and came in under an hour. But there is something disheartening (and adorable) about being passed by an 8yr old in the last 20m that happened to run it in bare feet.