A Good 10k time?

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22/11/2012 at 23:52
The 'good' chicks at my club all run sub 42. A couple of extremely good ones run 35-36. One excellent one has a sub 33 PB from a few years ago now.

I'd be ecstatic to just get below 45 mins...
17/12/2012 at 19:09

A lady running sub 33?  Top 7 in the country this year territory that.

17/12/2012 at 20:21
It depends what you put in, what age you are etc.

Sub 40 is a big target for a lot of people and you're doing well to get there.

No matter what though runners are rarely happy with their times. I have myself down to under 35 and a half and tell myself that if i get 34 i will be happy but i'm not sure i eill be!

I would love to win a race one day, even a parkrun... At the one i go too there is always one and i have a number of seconds. Some day!!
17/12/2012 at 20:46

I ran sub 45 today, was very very pleased. The idea of sub 40 makes my head explode, let alone sub 35!

17/12/2012 at 20:58

It's all about progression with consistency over the years.

One year you're delighted with a certain time.

A few years on, you're disappointed, or blaming conditions for a time that was far quicker than what you ever dreamed possible years before.

17/12/2012 at 22:06
Your base takes a good few years to build. You find this out the hard way against old guys in xc occassionally or up mountains.

A good time is relative really. If you train right you'd be amazed what you can achieve though.

One of the joys of running is it's not about what others do - it's about what you do. You run a time then it's your own time you have to beat.
18/12/2012 at 20:47
tommygunn wrote (see)
One of the joys of running is it's not about what others do - it's about what you do. You run a time then it's your own time you have to beat.

So damn true!

18/12/2012 at 21:10

Run 10k, if you gave your all then be happy with your time.  Run 10k don't give 100% and feel you could have done more be disappointed.  Its all personal.

04/05/2013 at 19:50

I am running my first 10k in july and have just started training for it.  I have not ran at all for the last 11 years. Am i right in thinking a time of around 45 mins for me (30 years old) would be good?

03/06/2013 at 12:45

I think everything here shows just how subjective it all is.

Ive been running for a year or less now and i am by no means a natural runner.  I ran a PB (admittedly flat) yesterday at 46 minutes.  I was chuffed to bits.  My 10ks started at around 65 minutes when I started.

This feels like a good 10k to me.

03/06/2013 at 13:00

I have my first 10k in 3 weeks (caerphilly 10k), I have been running for 3 months now but varying between once and three times a week.
My first race was a 5miler and did 41.07, that was very flat compared to where i train.
I am targetting sub 55 for my first 10k, fingers crossed.

03/06/2013 at 17:12

Jamie- if you did 41.07 for 5 miles, thats 8.13 m/per, 10k is only just over a mile further so not a substantial leap in distance to really require a drop off in pace so 55 mins seems a nailed on target, even if it were a reasonably hilly course. I would be aiming for sub 51/52 mins just to challenge myself.

03/06/2013 at 22:04

a good time is one your happy with...always someone faster.

a good run is one that you enjoy.

dont stress about times..your doing great..

04/06/2013 at 09:49

Hi DT19,

In training i only managed 44:40 for 5M, race day was much faster.
I am basing my targets on what i can achieve in training so not be dissapointed, obviously after my first of each distance i will then have a race benchmark to aim for.
Smashing my training target set based on training is a massive motivation boost.

04/06/2013 at 10:00

Hi,

I would base my race expectations/goals on my race times not training times. As i said above there is very little between a 5 miler and a 10k so no reason not to hit the same paces. I usually come in about 2-3 minutes short of race times in training despite feeling like i have given maximal effort.

As you say, you will get your benchmark at the first one you do and can develop it from there.

04/06/2013 at 17:39

I think it is subjective but it kind of depends on the event, as someone else has mentioned.  I'm not particularly fast (10k PB 46:30) but have picked up a few age category prizes along the way as well as team prizes (helps to have team-mates who can run 10k in sub 42 (on a day when the Great South Run took many of the better local runners away) and half marathons in sub 1 20!).  I ran a 5 miler on Sunday and was 10th lady with just over 38 minutes.  In a club runners only event I am lucky to finish in the top third, so it totally depends on who turns up.  In a charity event I came 3rd.  I've even managed a first lady finish in a parkrun, but was much slower than the usual winning time for that particular event.

I think anything under 45 is very respectable for a lady and under 38 minutes starts to look semi-elite and you should be able to get a podium finish at many events, if not the high profile ones.  I notice that only one lady has run sub 32 so far this year in UKA events.

24/06/2013 at 13:11

Hi, Completed the Caerphilly 10K yesterday, was fairly hilly but managed 49:44.

My benchmark is set now, so will look to keep improving. Next target to get my 5k to sub 25 (currently 25:08).

24/06/2013 at 13:23

I've run 42.01 twice, both times in my late 40s, which is annoying! I'd be very very pleased to get under 42mins. I did a hilly 10k yesterday at Polesen Lacey in Surrey, which took me 48 minutes - I was the sixth MV50 to finish, which I considered pretty good (the best MV60 did 47 mins, so it's all about expectations!). I was chatting to the winner of the race, who fell over twice but still managed 38 mins, about 90 seconds ahead of second place - he claimed to have run 31 mins at age 37, which sounds very decent for his age.

24/06/2013 at 13:27

Age should not be that big a barrier in 40's. There are guys i run with early to mid forties with a long running history who are currently hitting pb's.

For some inspiration, read this. he didnt start running until he was 37!

http://www.athleticsweekly.com/coaching/how-they-train-martin-rees/

 

24/06/2013 at 13:36

Top article that, DT. I do love how they chose such an incredibly flattering photo of Rees with 'effort' phlegm adorning his top lip and running down his chin!

 

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