Achieved my dream, ran over 10K, farthest in my life! 1 hour and 21 minutes

Achieved my dream, ran over 10K, farthest in my life! 1 hour and 21 minutes

Hi all,

I just wanted to share my experience, I ran more then 10K, it took me over a year (had an achilles tendon injury, house move, new job etc). It took me 1 hour 21 minutes but I dont care, i reached my target of doing 10K... and I feel great. I only had 1 break for about 30 seconds going up a steep hill. I guess my next goal is to repeat this a few times and improve my time, hopefully get 5K less than 30 minutes, then 10K less than an hour... if I go for reducing 21 minutes, it will take me 21 weeks, so about March, I should be able to run 10K less than 1 hour.... I dont want any more injuries so I've given myself plenty of time. Any suggestions for free apps or programmes for interval training??

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  • Congratulations jedi! That is such a great feeling :) I am sorry I don't have any app suggestions as I am in the same boat as you right now. I will wait for more seasoned runners to post. Best of luck with your future runs!

  • I like the Audiofuel Polyrunner. I am only up to 164 bpm (it goes from 160 up to 168) but I did my first 10K race in 1.13.27. And that included more walking than I planned on the second half.

    Audiofuel did the NHS C25K podcasts and Polyrunner consists of a 2 minute warm up then runs of 10 minutes with an optional 1 minute walking up to 60 minutes.

    My approach is to increase the number of 10 minutes I can do until I manage the hour a couple of times then move up to the next bpm.

  • Oh yes, it is not free but only cost about Β£7 to download the cd.

  • Brilliant! Well done :) You're taking a very sensible approach, but running 5k under 30 mins and 10k under an hour isn't mandatory, and many people (me!) will never achieve that. It's a great goal to have though - go for it, and have fun along the way :)

  • Yep Murph is quite right πŸ™‚ Just increase carefully! It's important to get there in one piece. If you know,you have Achilles issues then it's even more important to go steady. Cross training is a good idea too. It's not just about running but being fitter overall. Walk more, swim, cycle, etc etc I find that more Hill running strengthens the body like magic

    I did, and still do, the C25k+ podcasts which are excellent and free to download from this site. I run these a lot! I,run the Sami Murphy Bridge to 10k podcasts, also free from here. Bridge contains hundreds of original,tracks and will keep you busy for years I always take Sami with me on my longer runs The C25k + podcasts are intervals πŸ™‚πŸ’ͺπŸ‘βœ”οΈ

    Good luck πŸ™‚

  • Congratulations πŸŽ‰ enjoy the amazing feeling πŸ‘πŸƒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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