Going by my 5k time, my predicted 10k time should be 41:30 but I would like to say 42 minutes so that's where abouts I stand at the moment. I've got over 4 months to knock off over 2 minutes, is this possible? The reason I say under 40 minutes for this event is because it's slightly hilly in some parts of the course so it's not a great PB potential unless your fitness is on the increase like mine should be.
Rather than race every weekend or every other weekend, I'd rather do it properly and train for a certain event. I just think that I'll be motivated for that one event and events between then and now will not interfear with my training as I shouldn't be taking part in them.
My BMI is 23.1 and I think that's quite high for a runner. So at 175lbs right now, I'll aim to lose 10lbs by then.
I CAN do this! (advice very very welcome)
I've worked it out, it's 23 weeks to train for. I'm sure 23 weeks is long enough to train for a marathon but I'm putting it towards a 10k
I'm going to start off keeping the training aerobic and steady. If it's nearly 6 months till this race, then I'm sure with proper prep I can get a better time than my desired target time? Few months of base and then the remainder of that time I can sharpen up.
However, I'm going to need some very wise words from wise runners. When Yifter decides to come back.. MW, Squall too and anyone else looking to have a bash at a 10k or join in for the chat!
Sorry about there being threads similar to this, one being Squalls and with the help of the forum members he was able to achieve his goal. A bit selfish of myself but I really want to achieve my goal and I can keep this thread up to date by logging my training on here etc...
It's like '6 months life of this runner'
Again this thread can help others, and the good thing is it worked for Squall but may not work for me which could prove how there are not two runners who are the same.
I'm thinking of doing some 5k's between now and then to keep me sharp and to keep my pain threshold strong. I was thinking about keeping the miliage steady for a while first, with maybe some faster stuff closer towards the race. I will be resting if it's needed!
110mpw I would need to do my easy runs at 6:00 pace haha. That's faster than my 5k pace! Sorry about taking your idea, you should be proud the tradition is lasting!
The question is, how much time can I shed off a 10k in the space of 6 months? Depends on a lot though, including my weekly miliage. I currently do 35mpw of whatever, but whatever is not good enough, it needs to be a prepared program! MW is a running coach, so sure he will pop along soon
185cm175lbsOver 7665 days old, not 22 yet
So you think I've got a good chance of reaching my desired race time Squall? That's with the right training obviously. I am going to limit speedwork and aim to reach 60mpw before my race which is 23 weeks away! Plenty of time?
Wow that is impressive, thanks for bringing that post up Squall. Does she still post or Gobi? Some wise words there!
Do you think the blokes focus on too much speedwork then Squally?
I'm wondering how she dropped 7 minutes for a 10k in the space of 2 months! I remember Yifter saying on one of my posts that if I do 3 months steady than 2 months sharpening up I'll be capable of sub 18 5k and sub 38 10k but not sure of that!
As long as I get sub 40 on this course I will be happy, or should I be aiming for a better time given the time? I don't want to sound like I'm pushing it a bit though, sub 40min for 10k is a very good time to achieve!
I've been so tempted for the steady miliage but speedwork and the odd 5k has got the better of myself. I have to be strong and do this properly. One thing I have noticed is that it's tough to get in high miliage if you are doing two quality sessions each week and racing once a week. Would that not platue a performance?
My easy pace suppose to be 7:56 to 8:26 minute miles. So if I done my easy pace around 8:15 I think that would go down well. My target is to feel recovered enough for the next day to do the same sort of distance. I think if I done it at 7:56 it wouldn't be too long until fatigue grows.
What's your current schedule Paul? You on 50mpw consistently yet?
That pace is a bit slow but maybe it's ideal as it shouldn't fatigue me. Usually 8:00 pace is comfortable for me but yesterday done 10 miles @ 8:05 pace and was struggling quite badly, hopefully just one of those days eh. Though I blame too many hard runs prior to that run. Hard runs are good for whacking you out for days!
Check this out, the RW schedule is advising this for my first week:;Monday - RestTuesday - Easy 7 miles @ 8:15Wedensday - Easy 6 miles @ 8:15Thursday - Tempo Run, 6 miles including warm up/down, tempo 4 miles @ 6:56Friday - Easy 6 miles @ 8:15Saturday - RestSunday - Long run 11 miles @ 8:15Total for 1st week - 36 miles, then the next week is 39 miles, then 41 miles...
Looks like it's just me and you on this thread...
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