WELL I DID IT.
I ran 10km today in under 60 mins - I did it in 59:52.
My goal has been reached.
Thanks to everyone who has helped me with a big thanks to LouiseG. I will continue with my training to try to get better and better times now. But I guess this thread is now considered closed.
Thanks again everyone.
Hi JJ, sorry, I have also been away on holiday with limited access to networks. Congratulations on reaching your target . You still have a few weeks to work on bringing that time down and beating your sister . All the best for the race.
Well done!! If you keep up the good work and regot for 3 days before the race you should be able to finish your 10k in 58 mins ish. You'll always find more in the tank on race day- because that is what you have been aiming for. Oh and- what a fab thread!!
-rest for 3 days before the race- oops
I will let you know if i beat her, if i can get 58 mins, i will be very very close hehehehe.
Well a week away now from my race and having done the following in the build up:-
15km LSR at a pace of 7:09 - reduced from 7:30
10km run at 59:52
Been running every other day including intervals and the odd hill.
Not run fast since the 8th August though (my 59.52) and did 15km on Thursday night and just did 8km at 6.20 just now.
I will probably do 5km on Monday as interval and then a slow 5km on Wednesday with race day Sunday.
I hope that sounds about right for my taper?
JJ, sounds good overall, probably more of a break than you need for a 10k; some people do better with a complete break for a day or so before, others with keeping their legs turning over. If you find that you get sluggish after a day off, consider a 30 minute gentle jog the day before your event, finishing with some sprints / strides just to remind your body what a bit of pace feels like.
Best of luck for Sunday, we will expect a full race report
i do find i get sluggish,
Will increase my Monday run to about 7km then I will add a run on the Friday before the Sunday run and maybe do 5km then as well with some final sprints to finish off.
JJ, final advice -
Don't go out too fast! Nothing more likely to destroy a PB effort than starting too hard. ease into it. A warm up is also advised, maybe 10 mins with a few strides, finishing in time to allow your heart rate to drop again before the race.
Will do, thanks, i intend to run at 5.55 pace for the first 7km then see what i have left and push it. If i can then do 5.45 for the final 3km i will be rocking, but lets face it anything better than 59.52 will be a PB and that is my aim. Scared
JJ, maybe try 6:00 for the first 2-3 then ramp up
Gun and chip times . Well done!
You can beat the sister next time....
HAHA did you check the result already? I have looked for the times but cant find them up anywhere yet......unless your are pyshic?
I couldnt beleive my time - 57.26 I was amazed I could do that and what a massive personal best for me beating my training time of 59.52.
First KM was manic and i got towed along at 5.20, slowed it down but took the opprotunity to use the seconds gain and kept my pace at 5.50 and pushed the last 1km really hard.
Didn't budget on my sister getting her PB as well getting 56.11.
Both of us are really happy.
I can't thank you enough for the continual help during the training, it is much appreciated and it certainly helped me focus get that amazing result for me.
Good luck with your next coaching assignment hehehe.
Yes I stalked you
Very pleased for you; also, clearly, with improvement like that in such a short period you can still make significant gains.
Best of luck with the next challenge.
Manchester 10km on 18th May - going for 54.59, signed up today.
Sounds very achievable . Let me know if I can help.
Well actuially you can, i wasnt going to ask but seeing as you offered, and your advice has really helped me to get where i am currently at. So yes please, can you continue to help me if you have the time?
I clearly need to up my pace to acheive this and my thoughts were simply to carry on as I have but simply increase the speed of my runs.
Not sure if this is right though as I clearly have some reasonable base fitness now.
So in short, where do I start and what should i look to acheive over the next 2,4,6 and 8 months when the race is?
Johm don't think i've posted on your thread but popped in from time to time to see how you are doing, care to share your current training and how/if it differs from your first post?
And watch Louise, she may lay claim to any prizemoney you get though offers good advice so would be worth it
Hi Andi - well here it is.
1 mins run on 2/1/2013 and i was shattered with cramps. By May I ran three times a week of 5km, 5km and 10km at a speed i could complete it at and completed the Manchester 10km in 1:09:xx
THE QUESTION (IN MAY)
"If i run 10km once a week in around a time currently at 61-66 minutes, then try to run 2 lots of 5km at a time of say 30 minutes will that ultimately improve my 10km time for september? I want to achieve 10km in under 60 mins by September."
WHERE I AM NOW
I run 3 or 4 times as week, usually every other day. I do a Long Slow Run of 12-15km, a medium run of 7-10km, an interval run of 5km (1km warm up jog, sprinting two lamposts/jogging 2 lamposts OR 3km very fast run, and 1km warm down jog), 5km interval hill run which is pretty steep and sprint up it and walk down it 4 or 5 times (hill is about 100m long).
I managed 57:26 in the Salford 10km on September 8th.
WHERE I WANT TO BE
I now want to crack 55 mins, but I have no idea what to do (until LouiseG posts lol) as to how to improve apart from more of the same, which i expect would not work.
As for prize money i did offer a bottle of wine hehehe.
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