I am still quite new to distances and still struggle, both mentally and physically, but as I remember it was 1 hour 40 mins, and knackered! That's probably about right for a beginner I would say, about 10 min miles, give or take. That's the kind of pace I usually aim for for long runs...
I can't remember mine, but I'd agree with RP. 10 minutes miling and no more till you're used to the distance, probably....
The old adage of start slowly and get slower springs to mind when you're in new territory. See how you feel first before you try to increase your speed. If 12 minute miles are what you can sustain, then stick to that!
When I first started going above 10 miles, I used to like a little snooze afterwards! I always got the mini LBs to make me a sandwich and run me a bath.
I still like the odd snooze.....
Cake wrote (see)
Girls everyone is different I wouldn't worry about how long it takes you just do what you need to do to train/run/enjoy and don't worry about it.
I'm doing a 10 m race in a couple of weeks off training which hasn't really gone above 6 miles per session (due to bad planning & lack of time!) I think 90 - 100 minutes for a 10 mile is reasonable for a beginner. It's a good distance to aim for if you are building up for a 1/2 marathon a few months down the line.
Physically it would be more tiring both mentally and physically than a 10k as its a longer race, but I think 10m is a good distance to test stamina, without tipping the balance - marathon running isn't everyones cup of tea, and 10m is still a good distance milestone!
oh dear - reading threads like this makes me feel so slow.
am going for first 10 miler on sunday and aiming for 2 hours.
I did my first 10 miler few months ago, only the once.. it took me 2hours.
10 miles still takes me 2 hours, and I'll been running for over a year. I don't care.
I hear so many people say "I can only run at 10 minute miles" Only? I still struggle to do that for just one mile!
It takes as long as it takes (unless you're Marsh of course, then it takes a lot less time!)
marshallini wrote (see)
Ran Preston 10 in 58:59 on Sunday.
That'll explain the migraine Marshallini!
I'd have a ripper of a bad head if I'd gone that fast!
How are you now?
plodmonster wrote (see)
oh dear - reading threads like this makes me feel so slow. am going for first 10 miler on sunday and aiming for 2 hours.
When I enteredr the GSR I thought I was going to do 10 minute miles, little did I know... It was obvious in training it was not going to be. Expected 12 minute miles by th time the training finished. Started doing about 11 minute miles at the start and slowed down to about 13 minute miles at the end and feeling it. Still came in at 2 hours (and 53 secs )
So I think 2 hours is a perfectly reasonable target to aim for plodmonster.
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