A new 10k in under 60 mins thread?

They're all too fast in the other thread!

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13/05/2013 at 19:36

@andi I've got 18 weeks  Ages

Today I jogged half a mile, then ran a mile (physio suggested it's time to try my legs!), then jogged home.  7:43 for the mile, which is very close to me best ever uphill mile

Edited: 13/05/2013 at 20:19
13/05/2013 at 20:47

Well done Steve, an excellent time and am sure your next 10k will easily see you sub 60 mins now  

Daveo, 18 weeks may feel like ages but it will fly by! Just under 20 weeks for me and missed my first LSR Just looked and my best mile is 7.46 (did that straight after a 4.52 kilometre and the mile time was a slighty faster pace) so we seem to be pretty even?

13/05/2013 at 21:12

Daveo & Andi,

Well done.

14/05/2013 at 10:26


Can i join you all? Have entered my first 10k (not till July) and looking to get under 60mins. Not actually completed 10k distance yet, furthest so far is 8.75k. I'm doing it alone and a little apprehensive! Any support would be great 

14/05/2013 at 11:19

hi Emse and welcome! I've still not got under 60 minutes and currently training for a Marathon but hope to get there someday

I run alone as well though have my 'virtual' running partners here for help and support

Good luck for July - which race are you doing? and following a specific training plan?

14/05/2013 at 12:41

I'm doing the big Leeds 10k ... I thought there would be less humiliation with more runners!! 

I completed the c25k in March and since then have been vaguely following bupa's beginner 10k. I try to get out 3 times a week with one run being a longer one. 

which marathon are you training for? 

14/05/2013 at 13:31

Am sure you'll be fine if you get your training in There won't be any humiliation for anybody I'm sure. I'm doing Baxters Loch Ness Marathon at the end of September.

14/05/2013 at 15:53

Hi Emse and welcome. I'm sure you'll be fine because you've already done 8.75k and your race isn't til July. I'm willing to bet there's lots of people doing that run who won't run that far.PSounds like you're on the slippy slope to marathons like the rest of the addicts on here

14/05/2013 at 17:40


Hi & welcome to the thread.


It can be a slippy slope.  I've done 1 marathon & said never again but then entered another one which I had to down grade to the half due to injury problems.  I've promised hubby I'm sticking to 10k as the max racing distance now.

14/05/2013 at 17:50

I saw a photo of someone's blister after a marathon & that was enough to put me off!

14/05/2013 at 17:51

That's what I meant. My missus told me NOT to enter one this year under any circumstances, after it took me three days to start walking properly after Stroud HM. It took lots of notice. I'm booked into two this year and looking at a third. 

14/05/2013 at 17:53

Emse, you say that now, but you will get the bug. There's nothing to touch the finish line feeling, no matter how hard the race is...

14/05/2013 at 17:53

That's what I meant. My missus told me NOT to enter one this year under any circumstances, after it took me three days to start walking properly after Stroud HM. It took lots of notice. I'm booked into two this year and looking at a third. 

14/05/2013 at 21:57

Hey welcome Esme

@andi - with a 7:46 mile, a sub 60 10k should be a walk in the park - you could probably get close to 50 mins tbh... what's your 5k pb?

14/05/2013 at 22:10

Daveo, yup, my times seem all over the place and hoping my HADDing will help things. Not really run a 5k in anger this time around but my best time from 3 years ago was 28:42 and hope to beat that someday

A 50 min 10k would be a dream time

14/05/2013 at 22:26

I think the mara training will help - it's all about endurance and toughness to stretch those times out to longer races eh.  I'm still mostly HADDing, however, due to a technical hitch at our recent parkrun, my wife now has a parkrun PB faster than mine, and this cannot be allowed to stand!

14/05/2013 at 22:29

Yup, am hoping the HADDing and mara training will help as well and think my smoking and drinking might have something to do with my lack of stamina As for the times it shows your a non competitive loving Husband Daveo LOL

15/05/2013 at 19:42


Agree with you there.  I'd be the same if Chris was quicker than me (luckily he doesn't run).

15/05/2013 at 20:44

My missus doesn't run.  but it's a toss up whether she'd be faster than me coz she's seven stone plus lighter than me, but asthmatic. Probably would still beat me.....

16/05/2013 at 08:55

3 1/3rd miles last night at 145bpm, with sections of hills and better than 10 minute miling so my base cardio fitness is obviously improving a lot.   Left leg/foot were a little bit more of a problem during the run but no sign of any real problems today.  I find my legs get a bit tired by 2.5 miles which is a bit pathetic, but that's because of the long lay off, they'll strengthen up.  My physio thinks two hard 5ks in 4 days is a bit much, so I'll take it a bit easier on Saturday so I can run harder at the race Tues eve.

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