Beware Of The Fish - my club did speed sessions every tuesday from jan - april, they have now stopped. if im honest, only 2 people at my club can run below 34 minutes, one of them has been training for the london marathon for 16 weeks and has gone from 35:52 - 33:44 in that time, but hes been clocking up to 60mpw which i think is too steep especially when ive not been running very long and doing no more than 40 per week.
i've been trying to organise a plan for a 10k in july thats 10 weeks long and is 40-50mpw which, yeah, is stepping up the miles but only slightly. if i can get to mid 34 by that time, i could start thinking about upping the weekly mileage to 50-55 for a 10k around november/december. i just dont think going straight from 38 to 50/55 miles a week is going to benefit me, especially as i have already mentioned, running for 6-7 months (little experience + being young)
I'm new to the forum and i have joined in hope of some advice
I'm 18 and have been running competitively for my club since September 2011. I've set myself a few targets for 2012 that i'm hoping to achieve by the end of the year or sooner if i'm lucky. my targets are to run both sub 17 & sub 35 for the 5k & 10k
I ran these two distances for the first time last December and got 17:23 amd 35:31. I was running about 33 miles a week but had no specific training. This year i have been training for a 10k that i had ran just last sunday, i increased my weekly mileage to 38 with 3 speed sessions and 3 easy runs. Using this plan i managed to run 35:12
I'm fairly confident i can get both of my targets this year but i don't fancy running 45-50 miles a week as i've read in other columns