@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
Just done 10k in 51mins after 3 months training (Not solid) ... was soooo hoping to beat the 50 min .... Maybe next time!
P.S I'm a 36yr old smoker and drinker
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!
I am only 14 and my time for a 10k run is 49 mins so u should be beating me
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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