Hi fellow rrunners
i need some advice, I have been training for a 10k run next weekend (10th October) but two weeks ago have been ill with flu and sinusitis which has meant no training.
I now face my first ever 10k and feel out of shape. I managed 6k yesterday but it was slow and hard going, does anyone have any advice for me to maximise my chances of completion on the day? The furthest I have ever run is 9k
Perfect you are having a great taper
just relax, have a short jog tuesday and maybe Thursday but relax and just think positive thoughts
Make sure you are 100% recovered. Last race I ran, I wasn't, but fortunately the portaloos were perfectly spaced out 3 miles apart. Just lower your expectations a little if you were hoping for a specific time.
Paul I ran my first half marathon today, and due to illness and niggles was reduced to easy running only for the last 4 weeks, this had quite a significant effect on my performance I felt.
Maybe you will get away with 3 weeks , but I would suggest lowering your targets slightly and make sure you get round comfotably. I wouldnt wish my last 3 miles on anyone!
I did a marathon yesterday and had similar illness issues leading up to it....dont focus on a time, just focus on getting yourself round comfortably! hopefully the weather will be ideal, the other runners will prob all be as nervous as you and it'll turn out to be great!
Thanks all, going to do a short one this evening and then another on Friday just to get the confidence back.
I got my number through today, my first ever one so that has motivated me in itself!!
Rather a delayed post but I managed my run on a very rainy sunday morning in Tamworth, not only that but I finished in under 1 hour which I was really pleased with. Now just trying to plan out my 2014 milestone, should I do a half.......
Yes, then a marathon, then a 50m ultra and maybe finish with a 100M ultra... Then again maybe not
Do what you want.
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