A new 10k in under 60 mins thread?

They're all too fast in the other thread!

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06/02/2013 at 08:57


Will do. I struggle to run on treadmills also.  I always think I'll go flying off the back.


06/02/2013 at 19:16

A short 3 miler for me this evening. I hate running in the wind, worst kind of weather for me. Good news though, no niggles from ankle.

Please wind go away for run tomorrow evening

08/02/2013 at 08:07


Well done.

08/02/2013 at 18:26
Hi all I only started running on jan first of this ear
Have my first 10k run on Sunday I've still not been able to complete a 10k with having to walk two or three times
Just wondering if anyone has some tips for me to complete it without having to walk?? Cheers for any help
08/02/2013 at 21:08


For how long you've been running I'd expect you to walk a fair bit.  Have a look at the training tab on the home page here as that's got 10k plans or alternatively google 10k run/walk plans & that will hopefully give you an idea on how to build on what you've done so far.

08/02/2013 at 23:04
I can get to about 7k then I feel like lead
I'm at 57 minutes for the 10k so if I could make the whole thing with out walking I'm hoping I could break 55 mins
Any tips on the best way to warm up?
Any help would be appreciated
Just don't want to finish last lol
09/02/2013 at 17:22


Don't worry about finishing last.  It's happened to me twice before and the cheer I got was bigger than the winners!  I'm not the best one regarding warming up as I just do some stretches first.  I'd google warm ups and see what comes up.  The one thing you will find about this forum is that people will always give a lot of advice and it's the case of trial & error in working out what works for you & what doesn't.

09/02/2013 at 18:27
Jesus would get his desciples to carry him or I would if I had desciples
I'm hoping the fact there will be people there and cheering might get me through that wall
Thanks for your help people
09/02/2013 at 21:49
Hi new folks, and welcome
@Michael if you're able to, I'd say go a little bit further in training. (but later, when you have longer to train of course... 0-10k in 1 month is a lot IMO)

My leg is still killing me from that bad treadmill session...
Edited: 09/02/2013 at 21:52
09/02/2013 at 22:57
It's probably to far but I'm on a mission
I was 24 stone in January last year
This is the year when I hopefully take my training up a level
I have soul destroyer , tough mudder and theratrace dirty weekend to do by may
09/02/2013 at 22:59
Hope your leg ain't to bad daveo I just can't get into running on a treadmill
It bores me to tears
I wish I coul as then I could save my 40 year old knees lol
10/02/2013 at 17:04
Did it today 54:58 only two short walks
My legs are dead now though
Apart from the serious guys everyone was really friendly
I am now hooked
10/02/2013 at 18:32

Michael well done on your time. I suggest that you now increase your long slow run (emphasis on the slow) to build on stamina/endurance and as you are new to running you will find that your times will naturally tumble. Once you are able to run 20miles or so over the course of the week then the general consesus is that you then introduce speed work - however you need to have a good base to start with.

Daveo sorry to hear about your leg especially as things looked to be improving

David  'ask yourself what would Jesus do'

Edited: 10/02/2013 at 18:37
10/02/2013 at 18:40


Well done.  Sounds like you need to build on endurance.


I know that's the usual guide to when to start speed work however I start speed work once I'm up to 10 miles per week.  I know I'm more built for shorter distances.

10/02/2013 at 18:41

Not sure what is happening to my posts as it keeps missing half of it....

David your comment ^^^^^ made me giggle!

12.6 miles completed today in 1hr 50 mins in awful weather driving rain/sleet/hailstones. Taper week for me this week in preparation for Brighton HM next Sunday. Am really hoping that the weather is slightly kinder as may have to rethink my finishing goal time.

10/02/2013 at 18:50


Speed work I avoid like the plague and I am currently running about 30 miles per week - I can manage tempo running, however really need to start on interval training, I am not sure why I can't get my head round it but I think its the thought of it more then anything else.

Right after next weekend, I am going to start introducing intervals into my training. I have said it out loud now so will have to do it !

10/02/2013 at 18:57


We sound like complete opposites !

11/02/2013 at 16:48

hiya all 


been a while , trust everybody is training hard and that everybody is well , i could go back and read but i thought id ask instead , what your next major run ??

speak soon 

11/02/2013 at 19:25

7th skip,

I'm falling victim to the horrible weather.  But then you guys know I'm a fair weather runner.  Next race for me is going to be Hook 2.5 miles in May.


11/02/2013 at 19:37

 I have just entered a 10k in May. I got my 10k down to 56.38 a couple of years ago and although I can scrape under 60 for a 10k I am after a P.B

I have just downloaded a 15 week plan off smart coach and going to give it one more go

I love the cold weather but not the ice and this snow is getting boring now...


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