10k in 50 minutes thread

Anyone else aiming for this at the moment?

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07/06/2011 at 23:31

Changed route for a less hilly 10k tonight and scored new PB of 52:00....

went off too quick and paid for it in the middle section, but managed to come back pretty strongly and finished withmy fastest km.......

 very pleased!

08/06/2011 at 08:54
Well done Paul!  That's a great time.  No running for me since a very slow 9 miles on Sunday.  Too busy and too hot unfortunately!  Feel frustrated when I can't run.  
08/06/2011 at 16:04
Heading out for my first 10k race tonight.

I went over on my ankle on Friday past, and I haven't been out since, so I'm hoping everything goes smoothly later.

Will keep you posted with how it went.
08/06/2011 at 20:51
Just home from that 10k race, and finished in 47.32.

Absolutely over the moon with it. Never thought I was capable of it right now, so delighted. I used different (probably a lot more experienced runners) for pacing the whole way through, and it helped a lot.

Being my first race it's also great to feel the buzz of the local running community, and this has definitely wet my appetite for more.

Keep up the the good work folks.

09/06/2011 at 07:48
Wow that is great ! You must be absolutely thrilled
09/06/2011 at 08:11
NFG - Very well done!  You'll have to start another new thread.
09/06/2011 at 08:23
Congratulations NFG
09/06/2011 at 09:20
Awesome time NFG! Got to be sub 45min next...
09/06/2011 at 09:25
Well done NFG, totally destroyed the 50 min target !
09/06/2011 at 11:48
Thanks guys, appreciate the congrats.

As for the 'sub 45 minute thread'...I think I'll be hanging around on this one for a bit longer, I pushed myself to the absolute limit last night and am really feeling it today (actually feel a bit ill). Think it will be a while before I am able to shave much more off that time.

Thanks again folks


16/06/2011 at 15:30

it's all gone very quiet here.... has NFG scared everyone away with his stonking time !?

 I'm doing a 10k on Sunday, feeling ready... can't wait to give it a go!  Will go for a very easy run tomorrow and then rest up for race day.

16/06/2011 at 15:54

Good luck Doctor.

I have one Sunday after next. I did a sub 2hr half mara on Sunday so I'm not doing 10k specific training at the moment. Coupled with the fact it's a hilly trail race at the end of June I'm not hopeful for a sub 50min.

17/06/2011 at 10:31

Cheers Tim!

 Good luck for your run too, let us know how you get on.  Sub 2hrs half marathon is good going though, well done on that.  That will be my next objective  (whether I manage anything good on Sunday or not) as I've got a half to train for in September.

 Bring it!

17/06/2011 at 20:47
I ran a 5 mile on trails Wednesday night in 44:04 so I'm gradually reducing my time !

The next attempt at a10k PB for me will be the brooks Brighton 10k in November, I have two half marathons between now and then that I'm currently training for (both on trails...)
19/06/2011 at 21:15

Hi Guys-- going to jump on this thread as improved my best training 10k run this evening by quite a bit and think 10k is possible in 50 mins rather than sub-60 i was aiming for before. 

 Have done two 10k (garmin measured) runs so far and improved from 63 to 57.42

  SplitTime100:06:04200:05:48300:05:46400:05:45500:05:52600:05:45700:05:50800:05:53900:05:491000:05:06 Summary00:57:42

Posting the splits from my Garmin (please tell if too much information!). Went for it on the last 1k but nearly had a heart attack towards the end.  So here's aiming to 50mins,  Happy Sunday evening one and all and have a great week of running. 

20/06/2011 at 08:34
Well done Jamie.  Over 5 minutes is a big chunk off - great going!
20/06/2011 at 08:47

Thanks Jude.  What is everyone's plan to beat 50 mins?

 Mine at the moment is to try and increase my mileage - I've done around 15 miles a week for the last three weeks which is a big improvement for me.  I can just about run 10k now but i try and kick too early and can't sustain it.

 I plan to do some Fartlek style 5k training with sprinting to increase my speed work and I am going to be doing the parkrun also to help with speed.

 Also plan to enter a race in July to help give me something to aim towards. 

20/06/2011 at 09:45

Morning Jamie - well done on the 10k time so far.  I did the Mersey tunnel 10k last week in 56 mins and 25 secs but have a pb of 53 mins 57secs.  So am in a similar position timewise.

I have the endurance now running one long run of 8 miles, one easy run of 5 miles and one tempo run of 5k per week (at a parkrun usually if I can fit it in).  I have been following this pattern for a while and since Oct 2010 have reduced my time from 59 mins to just under 54 mins.  I am going to introduce some speedwork and interval training so will now be training 4 days a week from now on.  I am looking to join a club as well. 

My next race is in September but I am also looking at one in August which looks a potential pb course from previous reviews.

In addition I think I need to try harder in races - I don't think i pushed myself enough in the tunnel run and in my last 5k race on Sunday. 

Edited: 20/06/2011 at 09:47
20/06/2011 at 09:54

Hey everyone,

Did my 10k race yesterday....absolutely delighted with an official time of 47:56 !

 Here is my garmin if anyone is interested http://connect.garmin.com/activity/93357992

Completely destroyed my PB!

20/06/2011 at 10:29

Well done DrFeelGood - looks like you paced it well and had enough in the bank to step it up for the last mile.

 Great result indeed! You will need a quicker thread now!

 Deva Duck - sounds like you have the right approach.  My main problem is trying to go to quickly and burning out but getting a Garmin really helped my control this.  Strangely my most recent 10k training PB had my lowest average heart rate (142) but i really felt i couldn't do anymore at the end. 

Edited: 20/06/2011 at 10:35
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