A new 10k in under 60 mins thread?

They're all too fast in the other thread!

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16/08/2008 at 13:45

Hi all,

 Been a bit lazy (Oh dear!!)!!  Nice holiday break and now it's hard to get back to it!!  First 10K race in 3 weeks tho so need to get moving!!

Loving the olympics!  The times for the 5 and 10K were awesome!!  (Difficult to know whether to be inspired or depressed!! - went for the former!)  Like it has been said we all have our own goals and everyone's 'gold' is different.  Mine will be just to get first race under my belt and then that 60min barrier!!  

Well done to all you guys!! Good luck with your upcoming runs


PS I am allowing myself to be distracted from going for a  run by watching the athletics - does any of that count as training?!!....

16/08/2008 at 14:58

I think it must definitely count as training...!

So, i did the Pride 10k today in London's Victoria Park. Luckily quite overcast so not too hot and not raining either. My previous and only 10k time was 01:08.26. This time, despite the dodgy foot, a wee break at 4k and a crippling double sided stitch for about 3k that actually slowed me to a walk for a bit I managed to knock 2 minutes off! Not a chip timed race and i forgot to check my stopwatch immediately when i passed the finish but it said 01:06.11 so I'm just going to call it 1 hour 6 .

Not sub 60 but heading in the right direction at least. Huzzah!  

16/08/2008 at 16:28

Well done Plod - congrats on the new PB  Which Runners Need did you go to? I went to the Liverpool Street one and found them really helpful. Hope the foot is better soon.

Went out for a 10k run today and did it in 1:10:48. Still nowhere near sub-60, but pretty pleased as I knocked 1 minute 30 off my previous PB from my race last month - and it was only a training run. Maybe I'll get to sub 60 eventually

16/08/2008 at 16:58

Well done plod getting close now!! If you were fully fit with an empty bladder who knows.

I had to run for 1.30 today and think my 10k was near the 60 mark but not exactly sure.

Well done Lisa all you can do is keep improving.

Catherine I am enjoying the athletics munching a large bag of maltesers so much for the run this morning.

16/08/2008 at 17:29
Well done Plod  fantastic result!
16/08/2008 at 19:16

well done plod and lisa.....i have my 10k tomorrow - i am nervous already!

Last 10k was 67mins so would love to beat it.  Keep those fingers crossed.....will let you know how i get on. (Although i dont want to make excuses my back is really sore- did far too many squats on Wednesday and i still ache - i hope it doesnt hold me back! - sorry about the pun!!!!!)

16/08/2008 at 19:40
Good luck Beanie
16/08/2008 at 20:02
Good luck beanie you will be ok, might loosen up your back.
17/08/2008 at 13:34

Sorry to sound so excited - but i had to tell you guys....

The 10k was very wet and seriously muddy (5 kms were off the road and on a track) but i did it in 64 mins 35.  Yay i am so chuffed (previously done it in 67).

I feel like i have got gold - sorry that is really sad isnt it!!!!!

17/08/2008 at 13:58
Not sad - it's great!!   Well done
17/08/2008 at 14:54
Well done Beanie - that was a huge difference
17/08/2008 at 15:29

 Well done Beanie.  I also feel like I've won gold as I got a new PB in my 10K this morning 60:34 by my watch (I think the official time was 60:40). 

17/08/2008 at 15:37
We will all have to watch out as getting close. Well done everyone!
17/08/2008 at 16:57

Beanie - not sad, it's fantastic! That's a big difference!

Kelly - well done to you too! That's soooo close, you'll be under 60 in no time!

I love this thread - it's great for motivation

17/08/2008 at 18:16

well done Plod and Beanie and everyone else whose time is going in the right direction.   I have not got a 10k until 7th September and i feel inspired by you all.

There only seems to be 5K near me at the moment and I have never run a 5K before.  I don't know  whether running one will help reduce my 10k speed or whether it will have the opposite effect.  Any ideas?

17/08/2008 at 18:23

I am no expert have only entered one 10k but don't think it can do you any harm. I think it could help your speed.

17/08/2008 at 18:35

thanks will give it a try and register before I wimp out

17/08/2008 at 18:53
I started running in April and have been increasing my runs every week until today when I finally ran 10k.  Did i in 1hr 12, really pleased with it for my first attempt.  Doing 10k race in October, would love to do it in an hour but I just cant get the speed into my run.  I could plod on long enough but as soon as I go fast I flounder. 
17/08/2008 at 19:40

Welcome facet

You will start to speed up when your ready. It is easier to go faster on shorter runs.

17/08/2008 at 19:49

Well done Kelly - that under 60 is in touching distance.

Well done facet - for your first run 1hr 12 is good.  I have been running for around five months - last 4 really enjoyed even though very very slow, last month been really difficult almost felt like i was going backwards and then today happened and it has spurred me on further, so what i am trying to say is give it time as it will happen.  What kinda training do you do?

Running tortoise - defo enter for the 5ks as this will help your speed training as you know you can go a little faster as you dont have so far to go......also gives you a feel of a race event and it certainly gives you motivation/inspiration.

Edited: 17/08/2008 at 19:50
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