Just signed up for my first 10k!
I've graduated C25K recently, and have now run 5x 5k runs so am almost ready to begin the B210K plan!
I have just signed up for a 10k race on Jan 27th, is it feasible to be able to get to 10k in the next 5 months? Does anyone have any advice?
Hi Becky. Simple answer - yes! The increase from 5k-10K is much quicker/easier than that to 5k (personally speaking). I did it in 5 weeks.
Welcome and good luck!
Thanks Ripcurlrana! That gives me so much hope haha! 10k seemed an impossible dream a few months ago.
Hi Becky1606 as the mighty Ripcurlrana71 says, you can certainly get to 10k in that time, even an old codger like me got there in about 6 weeks, my advice is follow the plan but if on your long run and are feeling good stretch it a bit further, just be sensible about pace
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Hi Berksrover, thats really good to know, for some reason I have a mental block about going further than 5k but I know I can do it in terms of legs and breathing, I think I'm going to have one more week of consolidation 5ks and then start the plan!
Yeah go for it. Very doable. There is someone very kind enough to do a 10k plan on the bridge to 10k group.
Congratulation on completing C25K and on achieving the 5k. In the pinned post section you’ll find a structured running plan that goes from 5k to 10k in 8 weeks. Lots of people on here have followed it. (Look up posts from @ju-ju-). It’s a rolling programme currently on week 7 so I would expect it to start again soon.
Thanks! I've had a look at ju-ju's plan and it looks really good - will definitely give it my best go!
Most people do it in 4-6 weeks so 5mths is plenty hehe. Follow jujus b210k plan. It is 8 weeks now as a few weeks are repeated it used to be 6.
Thanks! Just had a look at her B210K plan and it looks really good so will definitely try my best at it!
That’s brilliant Becky. Good luck!
Hi Becky! You’ll have no problem getting to 10k. I followed the advice for after C25K and did 3 weeks of consolidation runs before upping my distance. Im not following a plan but I’m up to about 8k now. I graduated on 27th June. Good luck! 😀
Hi Simon! I think I will do another week of 5k consolidation and then move myself onto the 10k plan :D. That's amazing that you're up to 8k now - seems like a dream for me haha
Like people have said above - once you get comfortable running 5 Ks it is easier to move up. Also it is not every run that is longer. You have a ‘long run’ each week. 😀😀
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