Average 10k times

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09/06/2012 at 13:01

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13/09/2012 at 00:05
I've been running for 2/3 months, I'm up to 10k, averaging 62/63mins. I can't get under an hour and getting really frustrated!! Pls help/tips thank you
14/11/2012 at 23:36
Train, train, train... don't push too hard though.
Concentrate on your 5k speed 1st get that under 30 mins then go from there.
21/11/2012 at 12:40

@CR9 I've been running under an hour for a month now...down to 56.10 as a PB but averaging 57's So thanks you all! ps Training for under 55 now

21/11/2012 at 13:33
That's Good going. I completed my 10k run at coventry war memorial park in just over 50 mins, I'm happy with that but would like to finish faster or at least more comfortable as I was shattered at the finish line
24/01/2013 at 22:02

Just done 10k in 51mins after 3 months training (Not solid) ... was soooo hoping to beat the 50 min .... Maybe next time!

24/01/2013 at 22:04

P.S I'm a 36yr old smoker and drinker

26/01/2013 at 17:34
I started jogging 4 weeks ago , I'm doing the walk briskly then jog routine
4 weeks in and today I did 3 x 15 min joggin and 3 x 2 min brisk walking
I did a mile in 8 mins
I do this 3 times a week and next week I will be doing straight jogging
This is the first time in 37 years I have wanted to get fit and April I will be entering my first ever 10k in Lincoln
28/01/2013 at 12:49

have been running for 8months now. 7months ago I've timed myself at 52mins. 5months back it was 49mins. That was running consistently about 2-4times a week averaging between 20-30km per week. I haven't timed myself since. Though am running 100km/week for the past 2 weeks now. Hopefully will be entering my 1st ever race in July this year if I feel like it! Though I don't know what time I'd be achieving. Hopefully its better than 44mins!

17/09/2013 at 21:12

I am only 14 and my time for a 10k run is 49 mins so u should be beating me

20/01/2014 at 13:39

I average 10.45 per mile. I have been running since November so 3 months. Im a little disappointed about how slow that is

Will I get quicker? I`m following a half marathon programme that has some interval training etc.. will my speed naturally improve or is that just my 'pace'?? Im 5ft 9inches and about 13 stone 37yrs old. I have always been a fast runner (100mtrs and playing football etc) so its hard to accept im now slow at distance running. And advice welcome

20/01/2014 at 13:59

Stuart - about 3 months after I started running I was probably around that pace and a sub 60 minute 10K seemed impossible. Natural ability does play a big part as I still find it hard to take that some people can just average 9 minute miles or even quicker with limited or no training. However, if you work hard at it, you pace will improve. 

If you are following a half marathon program, you should be getting in the mileage and the interval training will definitely help. I think it's just a matter of time and keep going at it. I did get under 60 minutes in my first 10K which was about 5 months into my running. A year later I was down to sub 55. Another year later down to sub 50 and another year later now down to a 10K PB of 44:17. A lot would probably consider that slow progress as well!

20/01/2014 at 15:36

Started running this time last year, I have my time down to just under 55minutes (although officially it is 56:30 but the course was 400 metres too long!!!).

I am 44.

21/01/2014 at 11:38

Legend777 - Thanks for the reply. It gives me heart that it will improve and a 44 10k PB I would def be happy with! Thanks again for the input. Everyone always says don't worry about the speed... but I do! I will get there eventually. I think Im doing the right things so hopefully will just take patience and time.

13/04/2014 at 15:17

Stuart Cotterill - I've learned the hard way that to get your speed up you need to run faster!

For a couple of years I plodded along focussing on distance rather than pace and assumed I would just natuarally get faster eventually. I didn't!

For the last couple of months I've been focussing on hill training and fartlek sessions at a 5km distance, and my 10km distance PB has finally dropped to under the magic hour - to 57.19 in the last month or so - shaved over 6.5 minutes off in 5 weeks.

Think quality not quantity and you'll get there.

14/04/2014 at 08:09
Hollym100 - thanks for advice. I have been doing just that aswell as distance runs since that post. I'm now doing 9 min miles for 10k and progressing in leaps and bounds! Need to stop smoking and i will be even better!
14/04/2014 at 16:42
After 7 months of consistent and increasing training I'm hoping to get my 10k pb down to 53:00 this week. I will be elated with that- seven months ago I couldn't have.done it in less than 1hr 10. I'm 38 and have gone from 105ish kilos to 90ish over that time. I'm rubbish at following a training plan though doing Jantastic with a virtual team helped me to focus. I usually just do what o feel like, or what time allows, or what my running partner wants to do. A couple of observations I've made in this period: rest is important- the other week I managed to run at record speeds on two.consecutive.days after a three day break; sometimes it feels crap, and I can't believe I'm actually getting slower, omg I'm never going to improve- then I do, and it was just a bad day after all.

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