10k in 50 minutes thread

Anyone else aiming for this at the moment?

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21/05/2011 at 17:34
Since posting on the '10k in 60 minutes thread', I have completed my first 10k training session at 53.12. This surprised me a lot as I had been aiming for 60 minutes having only started back running 2 and 1/2 months ago. Someone over on that thread then told me to start a new 50 minute 10k thread instead, so here it is.

I have revised my short term target to try and get to a sub 50 minute time and was wondering if anyone else is in the same boat as me at the moment?


21/05/2011 at 18:16
yep! im in...just need to get time down by 4mins......
21/05/2011 at 20:16
Good stuff Loula.

Have you any races coming up? I'm going to be doing a 10k on 8th June.

21/05/2011 at 21:48

I'll join you. My target this year is for a sub 2h half-mara and sub 50m 10k.

I'm easily doing 54mins on my training runs and have been for over a year now and never seemed to get any quicker. Just started to put some structure to my training and seeing some improvement  Just need to find a decent road10k that appeals to me. I've done a very hilly and hot trail race 2 years running  in June but haven't got a sub 1h in it yet! I'm currently using an 8mile trail route for training and have seen quite a bit of improvement just over the last two weeks.

Warm up 2 miles, 10k tempo 3miles on road/track, 9m30s miles rough surface for 3miles.

21/05/2011 at 22:07
Yep I am in I need to try and trim 2mins 18secs off my PB.  got 21 days until my next 10k - haven't been able to train for ages but I am clear to run now...
22/05/2011 at 09:06
think i can manage a sub 2hr HM..did 1:33 10mile event in hilly and v windy conditions  at start of month so if i pick a flat HM course should be under 2hr !!
22/05/2011 at 09:54
Like TimR I would like to get my 10k time down to 50 mins this year... Still have a long way to go ! My last 10k was 58:39 on trails and a bit up and down hill. Have the Bupa. London 10k next Monday, hoping to get close to 55 mins and then start building on it from there....

I have also recently joined a running club so I'm hoping that will help with my training
22/05/2011 at 10:42
Excellent guys, keep us posted with how your training is going and any new developments as far as PB's and race times.

Good luck folks

22/05/2011 at 14:43
My PB for a 10k is 57.39. That was at the Manc 10k last Sunday, I could probs have been slightly faster but missed about 6 weeks of training in march and april due to a car crash, do you guys think its is possible for me to do a 50min 10k at the next Manc 10k in May 2012, if I keep training hard (inc intervals once a week)!?XX
22/05/2011 at 14:59
I managed to run 10k in 52mins 57secs on a flat course this month. I'd like to run under 50mins but as I'm only running one 10k a year I'm not sure how possible that would be! (Transport issues; I can walk to the start.) I'm thinking about trying a half-marathon as there are two not far away; one hilly and one flat.
22/05/2011 at 15:33

I'm in, 

I had a target of 55 mins and got 53 mins 57 sec in the Manc 10k last week.  Have now revised my target to under 50 mins.  Doing the Mersey Tunnel 10k in June, have the endurance but need to do some speedwork and intervals.  Not expecting to get under 50mins at this one just trying to increase my speed gradually.  Have another 10k planned for September so who nows maybe then if the training goes well.

Have also decided to step up and do a half marathon next year with the aim to get under 2 hours.

22/05/2011 at 18:55

Oooh Deva Duck! I am doing the Tunnel Run too! Have yo done it before?xx

22/05/2011 at 19:17

No never run the tunnel run before Bex - should be good.  Apparently the hill out of the tunnel is not as bad as various people have reported.  Just hope it is not as windy as today otherwise that run along New Brighton prom might be a struggle.

22/05/2011 at 19:20
I did it a few years ago and it isnt that bad! Yeh we would get blown away if it was like today! It's fun going into the tunnel though cos the other side is still open and all the cars beep and wave!!xx
23/05/2011 at 09:10
Apparently there are about 3,000 entrants for the tunnel run - should be a good atmosphere
23/05/2011 at 11:49
Hi did my first 5k on may 15th  29.20 my first race and was happy with that as the winner ran it in 24,was a very challenging hilly course.I'm thinking of doing the Lordshill 10k on June the 26th which would give me 5 weeks training and plan to follow the RW plan,although thats 6 weeks so would mix and match weeks 1-2!! Would love to hit 50 but again would be more than happy with anything under 60,been running since Feb and am loving the structure of working towards a race.
23/05/2011 at 12:06
My next 10k is 26th June. Hilly, hot and trail. A road 10k at the begining of August would be ideal for me.
25/05/2011 at 18:19

Hurrah some other non-bionic runners!  I'm in this group too, got down to 51:30 10K last summer but had a bit of a break (work-related mostly) and now floundering around the 55min mark again and lost a load of stamina   doing most training on the treadmill at the moment due to shift patterns and that 12kmh speed feels a lot faster than it did.

Managed 5K in 24:45 back then too so will be aiming for 24 on the nose once I'm back up to speed (!)

Races... should definitely take the plunge I think as am sure that's the best way to push yourself that little bit further.

26/05/2011 at 16:20

Good to hear from some fellow 50+ min folks !  My 10k pb is 56:57 which I set last year while training for a half marathon. I've been training hard for mens10k and hope to get as close to 50 as possible! Just over 3 weeks to go.

I'm also looking to get under 2hr half in September.

 Good luck folks, wish you all the best in your training.

27/05/2011 at 14:32
At the club last night they announced the intention of us targeting a 10k race in November and gearing our training towards it...

So, last night we had a track pacing session, getting us to run different distances at our 10k pace, everything from 100m to 1 mile. It felt quite strange to start with running 100m at a 10k pace but it was quite interesting to see what sort of pace I managed to get in to. Last night my pace would have translated to a 52min 10k if I had managed to keep the same pace for the whole 10k so I'm hopeful that come November I should be able to get below the 50 min threshold...

My next real test will be on Monday with the Bupa 10k, as I said I'm aiming for as close to 55 mins as I can get; last nights training says this should be possible but I'm starting to feel quite nervous....
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