Going to be running my first ever 10k at this event. I'm going to be in green B group & was wondering on a sensible time to aim to arrive in green park?
I understand that the race begins at 10am but just wanted a guide on how the starts are staggered for each of the groups so I can give my family on a good estimate on when they might see me run past the 9k mark.
Training was going well till I got the typical ITB pain on both legs. Thankfully massage and purchasing a foam roller seem to have sorted this out but have rested the last few weeks. At least I will be fresh & ready to go
Ran 9.88km In 60 mins this week that is the best I have ran so far. 8 weeks till my first 10k & have completed my c210k training plan. Going for my slow run tonight. In terms of increasing the time/distance what would you guys suggest from being able to run 60mins non-stop at the moment?
I'm 3 runs away from completing my c210k program & on my last session ran 9.57km in 60 mins with no stopping!
In just under 10 weeks I will be running my first 10k at the Bupa 10k up in London.
What I'm really after is some advice on what to do once I complete the program? I don't want to overtrain & risk injury nearer the event but also don't want to flat line too much & not have enough miles in the tank come race day.
I'm going to be doing a few 5k parkruns to get me used to running in a crowd.
I must admit I do still have something left in tank when I am training. So in race conditions I know I will run at a faster pace. Yep injury does worry me & I feel 3 times a week doesn't work for me which is why I do two sessions. For me I'd rather do two sessions & be happy than 3 & constantly having niggles & pushing myself too hard.
My natural instinct is to go full out anyway so actually slowing myself down to enjoy the experience has been a new challenge. I just don't want to train 3 times a week going great then 2 weeks before get an injury & not complete the race. All I want is to say I completed a 10k & after that with confidence I can start to run quicker.
Also all these training plans have 4x400m etc & to me to estimate how far I have to run at a certain pace sounds like a lot of work for something you are supposed to be enjoying.