It all depends.
60 mins is considered good by some. others strive for 36 mins.
I ran my first 10k in 49 mins which i thought was slow, a few weeks later I ran my next 10k in 46 mins. Throw in some hills and my next 10k was 48 mins, I was happy with that
I don't really think that there is any such thing as a good time 'for a beginner'. It really depends on so many variebles that its the how long is a piece of string.
I'm also a beginner and doing a 10k in March. Im hoping to do it in under 60 mins which for me is doable. I did run 3 miles in 25 and a half mins on Tuesday but there's no way I'd be able to keep that pace up for 10k. Not yet anyway.
Dmax, I haven't got under 60 mins (yet) for a 10k. Last year I did a few 10ks, with varying times - 78mins, 83mins...But they were mainly hilly trail 10ks. Not that I would be that much quicker on the road I think....
But then, I am in my 40s, overweight....I am hoping that as I lose weight and train more the times will come down.
For your first 10k I would just run it without a time in mind and then you have a pb to beat. Don't worry about what times other people do
Good advice there from mathschick, just run the 10k in your own time,
My first 10k was something like 1:06, but over the years I've knocked more than ten minutes off that.
Even at 54 minutes something, that's really not fast - but I can only do what I can do! I don't waste time worrying about what other people think/do.
Agree with mathschick. First 10k, just go out and enjoy it. Get your PB, then work on it from there.
You will also find that running in races does give you a little extra buzz, so time may be better than you hoped for anyway.
Also agree with Wilkie, do what you feel capable of doing, not what others do.
Ran my 1st 10k road racce last night and got 51.17. Quite pleased as I have had limited training and legs were tired from playing golf in the morning
My first 10k was 1:17. I was last. Did it bother me? No way! I went back 12 months later and ran 53:48. This time I finished half way down the pack. Which finish got the biggest cheer? The slowest, the running community isn't perfect but it's so much more inclusive of people than many other sports. I have friends that run sub 30, some who run 60+. We all encourage each other.
First 10K in training was probably about 1:10 (age 35), first race 55:00 and now PB 44:59 (aged 39, 85Kg, 5'11") - I feel I'm doing ok but could do much better - sub 42:00 aim before I'm 40, there are much faster older runners than me, but also way slower younger ones.
If you're in your 20's/early 30's, average weight, I'd have said about 50-55 minutes is a good target as a beginner - this seems to be around the average time my work colleagues are getting with a few months training (generally non-runners but active before that).
My First 10K in training was a few days ago, and my time was 52:23. Quite pleased about the results, because I'm a beginner and a regular runner for about 4 months now. My longest distance was 8K before the first 10K attempt! It's a bit tough though as a race, since it requires patience, concentration and consistency! I remember that during the 10K attempt, I looked at my watch to see how much distance have covered...I thought I ran about 8K, and the reality was 6.8K!
I have just done my first ever 10k race and I competed it in just over 49 mins I was aiming for a quicker time but when you throw everything in that comes with a race rather then training I was pleased with the time. One tip I would give is to make sure you are in right starting group. I spend the first K trying to avoid people
I'm 41, classed as overweight by BMI standards, an ex-smoker who has taken to running in the last 6 months. I'm down to about 28 mins for my 5K time and about 58 mins for 10k. I find running really tough though.
Hi DMax,Dont worry about your time, completing a 10k is an achievement in itself.
Once you have a few races under your belt you might then want to start to thinking about your own personal goal times, dont worry about what others think you should be doing.
One tip I would give in relation to training is this: Train by effort and time, not distance and pace.
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