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10K motivation - 2 runs left!

JustLisa
JustLisaGraduate10

I’ve 2 runs left to complete the 10K App... I’m struggling with motivation as I’m not sure I’m going to hit the 10K in my final run. Has anyone experienced this? I’m looking at my trainers .... I really should go now 😞

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Whatsapp
WhatsappGraduate10

And if you don't hit it in the next two runs, what then, give up and never run again?

Or, will you keep running and hit 10k a few runs later than planned? In which case you have lost onothing you have just listened to your body and done it in a way that is best for you.

The worst thing you can do is give up and never reach 10k

JustLisa
JustLisaGraduate10 in reply to Whatsapp

9.49k today .... so hopefully should hit it on Friday on the last one 💪.... if not - I won’t give up xx

pinkaardvark
pinkaardvarkGraduate10

Not sure how your app work, i'm assuming it's time based when you say your not going to hit 10k? Can't you just keep running until you do hit 10k even if it's a bit longer(time wise).

If it's distance based just accept it may take a few runs longer to complete the program.

JustLisa
JustLisaGraduate10 in reply to pinkaardvark

The last run is - 5 mins warm up walk, 60 mins run, then 5 mins cool down walk ... fingers crossed xx

pinkaardvark
pinkaardvarkGraduate10 in reply to JustLisa

That seems like a big ask, a 60 min 10k is quite a good time and there is no need to have that as your initial target. Most avergae runners won't achieve that first time round just as most people on these forums can't run 5k under 30mins. So there is no reason to use that as a target, just keep running until you do hit 10k and accept that as your 10k time.

Arbitrary times are stupid, these just cause people to become demotivated or injure themselves.

Millsie-J
Millsie-J in reply to JustLisa

So its 70 mins total to get to 10k. Have I understood that?

Be very very careful about increasing distance and aiming for speed at tha same time. To guard against injury it would be better to do the extra time to get to 10 k, celebrate your achievement, then train to increase pace if thats what you want.

To be honest if the programme you are using is about time running it isnt suitable for people who need to run slower, and many many folk do run slower. Good luck runner, you can get to 10k, Remember always build slowly 🏃🏻‍♀️👍🏼

Edit: just read your previous posts and realised you only ran your first 5 k a month or so ago. All the more reason to take your time a bit to allow your body to adjust to what you are asking of it.

JustLisa
JustLisaGraduate10 in reply to Millsie-J

Thank you so much for your advice! I did 9.67k ... last run will be on Fri .... fingers crossed! When does it become fun 🤣

Millsie-J
Millsie-J in reply to JustLisa

Are you doing three long runs a week?

JustLisa
JustLisaGraduate10 in reply to Millsie-J

Yes ... out for 60 mins on Mon - 65 mins & I’ve got 70 mins on Fri 😱

davelinks
davelinksGraduate10

Don't worry about having to do 10k in a certain time, just do the distance...

JustLisa
JustLisaGraduate10 in reply to davelinks

Thanks Dave xxx Good advice!

Trying2run
Trying2runGraduate10

I did 9k on Sunday on ju-ju’s 10k plan. It took me 1 hour 10. And I can’t fit 5k into 30 minutes. If that helps at all

bsimonuk
bsimonukGraduate10 in reply to Trying2run

Hi Trying2run

Are you on Juju’s final week ? I still have the 9k run to do of week 7 :-)

Trying2run
Trying2runGraduate10 in reply to bsimonuk

I’m supposed to do the 10k tomorrow but I’m away from home and I think I’ll be too tired. We’ll see ha ha ha.

JustLisa
JustLisaGraduate10 in reply to Trying2run

Good luck xx

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