A new 10k in under 60 mins thread?

They're all too fast in the other thread!

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07/04/2013 at 18:37

Paddock Wood HM ran today in 1 hr 47mins and 59 seconds, so pleased to break the 1hr 50 mins bracket as that was my aim 

Next race is Bupa 10k and am hoping to run this in about 46-47 mins so will work on some speed work over the next few weeks.

Skip glad you found the reason for your lost mojo and hope that you are feeling better now.

Jonathan good luck with your training - I am off to find an advanced 10k plan now!

07/04/2013 at 18:39


Well done & good luck with the 10k training.

07/04/2013 at 19:00

Well done Jonathan and looks like an advanced 10k plan is the way to go

Brilliant run Lisa! looks like all your training is paying off

No biggy compared to you guys but did 10.4 miles in 125 minutes today - a distance record for me and 29 miles for the week is another 'best' weekly mileage. Seemed a hard run as my pacing was all over the place but ended up bang on my 12 min mile target (mainly thanks to the last 2 miles which is virtualy all downhill. And, first run ever with more than a 2,000 foot total incline (out and back so had the benefit of 2,000 downhill feet as well).

08/04/2013 at 09:40


Well done.

08/04/2013 at 13:11

Hey everyone!  I'm back  Just started my big comeback today.  I'm going to take it extremely slowly building my base up without breaking 160bpm on the HRM.  Today I 'ran' a couple of miles like that, plodding along at 12 min/mi until my HR got too high, then walking until it dropped again.  It's supposed to be good for building fitness and plus it'll stop me going out too hard while I'm building up my distance again.  I've been in the gym/pool a lot and walking 4 miles a day for several weeks now, but this is my first time running in a while.  Will probably have to wait til tomorrow before I find out if there's any pain in the leg.  Physio's been going well though, so I'm optimistic (again!)

08/04/2013 at 13:43

hi Guys 


well done to all of you either in training or running everyone is doing so well , Daveo , slow but steady i say every little helps and before you know it you will be back on top your game 

well me - hmmm been a mixed weekend really , tried running on saturday as i knew park run was not going to be possible and my feeling was right 10 minutes on treadmill and i could hardly breathe , however went back to the gym on sunday and tackled that bloody treadmill again and 30 minutes done , fantastic , yay me , okay not feeling 100% but so much better than last week so now its onwards and upwards 

i got asked a while ago what other races lined up , well nothing at present but i am considering the Great South Run again and then also a Yateley 10 k , not to much this year 

need to try and remember to enjoy running and not let it enjoy running me 


hope you all have a good week 


08/04/2013 at 20:54

Daveo & 7th skip,

Well done.

10/04/2013 at 17:58

Did my final session of the press up challenge & either did 80 or 100.  I was counting in 20's & Chris distracted me.  Will be trying some full press ups at the weekend.

13/04/2013 at 18:32

Parkrun today (5k) - took 37 mins but I didn't break 155bpm all the way round (and didn't have to walk to keep it down) which was the goal  Leg and foot are about 90%, not perfect, but I think ok as long as I keep it sensible.

13/04/2013 at 19:48

Daveo, sounds like a good plan and very HADD like Am sure your times will tumble at a similar HR after you build your base back up.

7th skip, good going and yes, if you stop enjoying it then there really is no point in running!

HM4, brilliant job with the pushups and even if it was 80 thats still more than I ca (currently) do.

Went along the Rhone today - probably my most boring run ever - dead flat and only a couple of bends in the entire 11 miles! I stopped at the halfway point to take my trousers off (don't worry had shorts on underneath). I had been averaging 11:45 min/miles and fealt good but then the excess alcohol and 04:30am bedtime took it's toll and ended up averaging 12:10 min miles for the run and was severly dehydrated. 

Good news is this was my first ever 11 miles and my Heart rate averaged just 65% of WHR so probably wasn't tryig hard enough

14/04/2013 at 07:40


Well done.


Thanks.  Good hear you're getting some runs in on holiday.


14/04/2013 at 18:46

1.25 miles done yesterday & 2 miles done today  Hopefully the weather is going to hold so I can get some decent training in before the first race this year (2.5 miles in Hook).

15/04/2013 at 17:03

hi Guys 

trust that you are all well , this weekend wow what can i say im so stiff in the legs today 


ran a park run on saturday 26 minutes and 25 seconds , it felt like i struggled at the run but when i got my time i was amazed was not expecting that at all , think my running has changed and i have speeded up 

then went to the gym in the afternoon and tried out my new programme was absolutely fab but wow , stiff on sunday 

went for a run on sunday , normal strtches before setting of and then ran six miles took a little longer but wow last night could hardly move and today the stairs in the office hurt 

but back to gym tonight and try and do it all over again , it will either make me feel better or make me hurt big time only time will tell

remember 1 foot in front of the other and enjoy it , the weather is also getting better 


speak soon 


15/04/2013 at 19:13

7th skip,

Well done.

16/04/2013 at 13:50

hi Guys 


with all the events that has happened over the last few days makes all my stiffness, pain caused by my running and gym workouts seem totally irrelavant 

my thoughts are with those who have suffered or have been affected by recent events at the brighton marathon and also the cowardly act of the boston marathon 

remember why we run , we enjoy it, lets not let these events deter us in our goals lets continue to run to show our support to those who are effected 

keep strong guys 

16/04/2013 at 20:04

Good to see you running HM4, when is the race?

Great runs skip and remember 'no pain, no gain' (though I'm not sure thats always correct?). Just caught up on the news and yes, terrible events

Arghh, since I found that nice flat spot I thought I'd attempt to beat my (rather slow) 10k PB of 67:13. First 5k was fine @31:46 but had to stop for a toilet break. That's when I fell to bits, it was about 28 degrees and was definately dehydrated (wee colour) so ended up walk/running back.

16/04/2013 at 20:12


Something like 16 or 20 May, which every is the nearest Sunday to that.

16/04/2013 at 21:42
Hi HM4

hook run is the 19th May , hope you enjoy it , I am missing that one
17/04/2013 at 19:56

7th Skip,

Thanks.  There would have to be something seriously wrong for me not to enjoy Hook as it's such a good race for everyone.

18/04/2013 at 13:29



wish i was running it this year as it is my home run but im away that weekend 


it is a good run 

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