Not sure if this thread has died a death ... so thought I would post to see if anyone's still around? Gave me a lot of support when I was starting out!
So due to "life" I've had a couple of weeks with no running at all, but back out today for just a gentle (and tremendously slow) 5k. Have my second 10k in a coupke of weeks so need to get out there again.
And since I only do anything under some sort of pressure it seems ... I have signed up for a HM in September!
I got really confused when I'd done 5k about how to get up to 10k. There's run/walk programmes but I didn't want to do that as felt I would be going backwards! So I just added some distance on each time I ran. Used endomondo so new how far I'd gone.
I think running the 5k is the big hurdle and after that I think you'll be surprised that you can carry on ... as long as you're not going to fast.
I did my first 10k race last Monday! Well chuffed!