10k in 50 minutes thread

Anyone else aiming for this at the moment?

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15/07/2011 at 13:49
Hi all,

Hope it's OK to join in?

I've always hated running, or at least thought I did.

Last summer I started going to the gym in order to lose weight - primarily because I'm engaged to be married (4weeks!) and didn't want to waste money on photo's I'd look awful in! Through diet and exercise I lost 2 1/2 stone, and have settled JUST on the normal BMI for my height. Anyway, after getting very bored with cross-trainers and the like, I decided to try the treadmills... started off walking uphill and slowly this turned into running. Took me a little while but I eventually achieved my goal of completing a 5km without any stopping or slowing down. After improving on the TMs I thought "this is easy, this running lark!" and took to the streets... Ha! Different ballgame entirely.

Anyway, after what felt like starting from scratch, I now find myself in the following position.

Firstly, I'm a 29yo male, based in Surrey, and I run alone. I've never attended a race or a club.

I try to run 3 times per week. I run round the streets in a very residential area. I'm regularly running 6.5k's in around the 31min mark. My quickest recorded 5k was 23:50. My longest run thus far has been a 8.75k (hilly, residential) in 44:17. This extrapolates to just over 50 mins for the 10km, but I've not run that far as yet. It's my next goal to complete the 10km in under 50mins and I'll attempt it soon...

All data collected by way of Nike+ and MapMyRun, though I've just ordered myself a Garmin Forerunner 305 for accuracy and gadgety goodness
16/07/2011 at 09:47

Hi James, sounds like you will have no problem getting under 50 mins.

Your progress to date seems pretty good. 

Looking forward to further updates, good luck with the garmin I love mine.

My next race is my local club race on 18 September but am thinking of entering the Birchwood 10k in August, it is supposed to be flat and a potential pb course.

20/07/2011 at 07:49
Hi James,

If you would like to enter a 10k race to get an official best time then the Brighton Brooks 10k in November could be good. This is a fast flat race along Brighton seafront..... Could be a good target to aim for !

Lisa
24/07/2011 at 18:41

Hullo, can I join in?

 My long-term goal is a sub-50 10k. I've been going to the gym and plodding away for about 3 years but only started to train properly for a race with a schedule and everything in May.

I've done one 10k at 53:48 and my 5k PR is 24:33. I'm hopefully going to do the Newcastle Town Moor Memorial 10k in mid-November and my goal for that one will be sub-52, and will aim for a sub-50 10k next year.  

 I'm not a member of a running club but would like to join one. My local running club meets at the gym I use and I'd love to join but they all look scarily lithe and fit! I'm sure they're lovely people really, but I'm a bit nervous about joining.

 Has anyone else joined a running club while being a beginner or slow runner? Would you recommend it?

Edited: 24/07/2011 at 18:51
29/07/2011 at 08:49

Hello!

I definitely don't belong in this thread (yet!), but was wondering whether I could stick my oar in and ask a quick question?

When running a training 10k, what sort of course does everyone do? I live in a very hilly area (at the top of a 2k steep hill!) and there is no way of getting out of running up very steep hills anywhere for 10k! This means I have to walk some of the distance as I haven't quite mastered running up hills non-stop!

It's currently taking me 60 mins give or take to do 10k which I'm dying to improve, but the hills are a killer, I do wonder if I could get a PB on a flatter course (or one with smaller hills!).

How long did it take you to get your time under 50mins?

Thanks!!

29/07/2011 at 20:02

I run one route with some gentle hills or one that's mainly flat with a step and long descent and ascent down a hill. I've not managed to run all the way up this hill yet, but one day I intend to! The more hills the better as far as I'm concerned.

30/07/2011 at 12:10

Hello Notsit and RunHolloyRun. 

I live in a dip so whichever way I run I have to run up a hill, it is good training.  I ran my pb in Manchester in May and is was very flat.  I don't generally run 10k in training,I have a couple of thee mile routes, a five mile route and an 8.5 mile route so try and do each of those every week, sometimes one way sometimes the other to vary it. I also do a parkrun once a month at race pace. 

Still striving to get under 50mins.  Next race is September but parkrun pb is coming down, ran another pb this morning 25 mins 54 secs improvement of 15 secs.

30/07/2011 at 12:13
hi again, i popped onto this thread a while back then lost it ...im still working on the sub50..so nearly there..did my fisrt xc HM 3 weeks ago in 2:08 which was about what i expected..the 10k is touching 52/51 mins now..i have a 10k in aug , another in sept 9but xc again , so no pb) and a HM in sept...how is everyone else trying to get the last 2-4 minutes down?..
05/08/2011 at 12:48
Luckily as a club we are training towards a 10k race in November. We did a 4km time trial last night that I completed in 20:14 so I am hopeful that come Nov I can convert this in to a sub 50 min 10k
07/08/2011 at 07:09

ok i'm in,

the only other 10k i have done was 61 mins, i was dissapointed with that but it was zero training and i had to dig out my running shoes from the bottom of the cupboard and dust off the mould. Doing a 10k in september and whilst i may not get the 10k this time, i want to see big improvements, currently doing a mixture of treadmill runs, flat long runs on the 10k course and then quicker shorter runs around the very hill council estate nearby that have absolutly killed me every time, my 5k time on the treadmill was 22:10 and i could definately go quicker ( my treadmill would only go to 8.8mph)  and i have done 7 k on the flat in 39 mins. so a long way to go but i feel like i am improving

09/08/2011 at 23:43
Hi folks, I had every intention of joining this thread as one of my main objectives this year was to run a sub 50 10K (as well as a sub 25 5K).

I managed both last night on a 10K race pace training run, from the Garmin ready marathon training plans on this very site!

Previous 10K PB was 53:18 set at a flat 10K race earlier in the year, last night I managed a 49:39 with a 7:59 avg. Chuffed!
10/08/2011 at 08:43
Congratulations Jonny - to get an official time you probably need to run a 10k race.  However you should nail that because most people run much faster in race conditions than on training runs.
10/08/2011 at 21:15
The time on my Garmin looked pretty official to me!
18/08/2011 at 16:18
Well done Jonny!
05/08/2012 at 14:01

Running in the Boscombe 10k this November and looking to break 50 minute barrier.

06/08/2012 at 15:31
Good luck. I'd forgotten about thus thread.

I've been concentrating on my half time but returned to speed work last week.
06/08/2012 at 22:54
I'll join in if that's ok too? I've run a couple of GNRs for fun in 2:06 & 2:09, a 5K fun run in 25:36 and recently 25:26 in training. My fastest 10K is 54min in training.

I'm not really training for 10k (marathon in oct after GNR again) but it would be nice to dip under 50min before I reach the wrong side of 40! I'm up to 40 odd mpw but pretty plodding.

It's very hilly where I live too so hard to get a flat time. Good luck everyone.
Edited: 06/08/2012 at 22:55
02/10/2013 at 13:30

Ran 49:11 in the race by the way. Long time ago though.

02/10/2013 at 16:15

Ha. Well done. I managed 50:20 in a hilly trail race back in June. The speed work still needs to be done


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