the only other 10k i have done was 61 mins, i was dissapointed with that but it was zero training and i had to dig out my running shoes from the bottom of the cupboard and dust off the mould. Doing a 10k in september and whilst i may not get the 10k this time, i want to see big improvements, currently doing a mixture of treadmill runs, flat long runs on the 10k course and then quicker shorter runs around the very hill council estate nearby that have absolutly killed me every time, my 5k time on the treadmill was 22:10 and i could definately go quicker ( my treadmill would only go to 8.8mph) and i have done 7 k on the flat in 39 mins. so a long way to go but i feel like i am improving
Thanks for the advice, I like the idea of having two targets and realise that every minuteunder an hour would be good, however still would love to get under 50min. This week i have done 7 of the 10k course in 39 mins and found it ok and still had plenty on gas left in the tank, apart from that i have been stuck in work a lot so only a couple of treadmill runs completed, both 22 mins for 5 k. i am working again today but am hoping to go for 7/8 k at my 5k pace on the treadmill again.
i am pretty new to running and need someone to give a realistic time for a 10k.
I entered the Swansea Bay 10k last year and without any training i managfed to get around in just over an hour (61 mins) given this was the furtheest i had run for at least five years (possibly ever) i was still dissapointed with the amd promised my self i would do it quicker this year.
Since then i have forgotten to train again this year and was only spurred into action when i jumped on the scales and saw i had gone up to 16.5 stone. A email reminder for this years 10k came the next day and i signed up straight away.
since then i have gone out a few times and done three 5k runs over a very up and down course involving some very steep hills and completed them in around 30 mins, i also jumped on the treadmill yesterday and managed 5k in 23:10. Given that the Swansea 10k course is absolutely flat and i will probably train 3/4 times a week until the race on 25 september, what would be a realistic time to aim for. I would love to say sub 50 but don't want to go for something i have no chance of doing and having the same dissappointed feeling as at the end of last years race