Taking a break from running a few weeks before a 10k
Not running for a couple of weeks will have a negligible effect on your fitness in my experience. It might even be a good thing to give your body a rest for a while. Are you sure you won't be able to get in a little bit of running, just for the fun of it? It's great to be able to run somewhere different now and again and holidays provide that opportunity. But there's no need to as far as training for your 10K is concerned.
I'd be careful not to do too much extra when you get back in an effort to "make up" for not running while you've been away as that could do more harm than good. Just return to your normal training schedule. Enjoy your holiday and good luck in the race.
If you are really worried I'll go on the holiday for you! I'll send you postcards!
it doesn't sound like a good recipe for getting a PB, otherwise I agree with the other posters. There are loads of races, why not enter another in a few weeks and treat the current one as training?
you'll be fine. have a great holiday.
(although i also always take my running stuff on holiday....its a great way to explore)
Shame you can't go running on holiday but walking will compensate for that.
Like Cockney Latic I usually pack some running gear just in case.
Last year I managed 4 runs whilst on holiday in beautiful Slovenia: around Lake Bled, around a park in Maribor and two runs in Ljubljana. Ljubljana's Tivoli Park is absolutely massive and goes up into the hills.
Happy Holiday, Rosie.
yes, put your trainers in, or tie them on your hand luggage or something - their weight is negligble. then take just tshirt and shorts. running abroad is great - it takes you through interesting places and scenery, and you will probably meet local runners too. any running shop or club will recommend good places to go. and it there's a running club meeting on, they usually let visitors go with them (and you get invited to pub too, if it's in the uk).
if you really can't run, it won't affect your performance and the rest might even do you good time-wise
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