Am I aiming too high?

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15/10/2002 at 12:06
Well, I went out this weekend on the roads and loved it. I guess I did about 5k but was running with my mum so it was a bit slower than I would have liked, but I felt so much better after doing 5k outside than I do after doing 5k in the gym. Saying that I did 6k in the gym yesterday and felt OK afterwards. What's the most mileage I should be aiming for before the Brighton 10K - should I have done 10K or can I get away with only having done 6 or 7 on the roads?
15/10/2002 at 12:14
Picketty
I managed one 10k in training prior to my first 10k race. The problem was previously I'd only ran 5K and therefore the extra strain on my body meant I injured my foot and had to take it very easy for the following two weeks.
Just try to increase you distance by about 10% each week up to the race - If you don't get in a 10k I wouldn't worry - as V-rap said you'll do it on the day - just take it easy. Good Luck
17/10/2002 at 22:46
When I did my first 10K, I'd only run for 30mins in the gym but the crowds and the atmosphere carry you along. I had 2 short walks to catch my breath and finished in 67 mins. There's nothing quite like that feeling!!!!

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