Anyone else aiming for this at the moment?
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.
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.
Oooh Deva Duck! I am doing the Tunnel Run too! Have yo done it before?xx
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.
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.
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.
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