Runner’s World is delighted to support everyone running the Asics British 10K London Run in July 2008. To help you reach race day in peak condition we’ve pulled together a feast of training schedules and help – just for you!
Firstly, if you haven't entered yet now's a great time to secure your place. Last year's race sold out months in advance.
- Perfect for your fridge door! Whether you're looking for a four-day emergency plan or an eight-week-plus schedule, the right schedule is here for you.
- Alternatively you can create your own tailor-made schedule using our new SmartCoach feature.
The good news is the 10K is a really manageable running distance to train for. However, sometimes it can still leave you scratching your head. Here are some of the common questions people have, and some great tips and solutions:
Predict your pace
- Calculate your pace Use one race time to predict another - or see how fast you'd need to run to hit a target time.
It's wise to follow a training schedule (see above), but whether you're a beginner or seasoned racer, here's a round-up of the key ingredients of training:
- First, if you're a complete beginner to running, you'd be best off with our BIG Beginners' Index - full of advice and basic get-started programmes.
- Otherwise, start with the three key sessions of any runner's week.
- Then, take a look at our basic guide to speedwork (once you're running regularly, this will make the single greatest difference to your race).
- If you've wisely invested in a heart-rate monitor to control your training effort, our introduction to heart rate training will come in handy.
- On top of that, 39 great speed sessions, from the simple to the murderous, and...
- ... race-specific speedwork (not for beginners!)
- And a guide to doing your weekly long run right.
- Finally, if you want to see how ordinary runners can move their training to its next level, Hard Training, with Mike Gratton, is a fascinating read.
Race day help
It may seem like a long way off right now but the time will fly by once you start training. Here's how to make sure the big day goes like clockwork:
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