So for the last 5 or so weeks Ive been in training for a sprint triathlon on Sunday, with a 5k run in it.
I'm looking for future events to keep me motivated and there's a 10km road race 9 weeks on Sunday, as a runner who's never gone over 5k - is this adequate time to prepare? I was thinking of using a plan similar to something like the one on this website. But as a novice it'd be good to get some more experienced opinions.
There is also the Active.com 5k to 10k app (by the same people who do the Couch to 5k app) which is 9 weeks long and 3 runs per week.
I'm currently on Week 5 of the Couch to 5k app and am then aiming to do the 5k to 10k afterwards (and run a 10k on New Years Day), so mine is just another novice opinion rather than one of the more experienced folks on here, but it seems as if 8-9 weeks is a feasible period of time based on most of the popular training regimes that are out there.
yes, its fine. As klstevens says, there are plenty of 8 week 10k schedules available. So take the week after your triathlon relatively easy and then start a plan for the 10k eight weeks before the event.
Alright cheers you two, I'll probably get started just after my race at the weekend then
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