Ready? : Hi all, I’ve completed 9 post grad C... - Bridge to 10K

Bridge to 10K
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Elles78
Elles78Graduate10

Hi all, I’ve completed 9 post grad C25K runs and some days def feel at the 5K point I could keep going a little longer.

I have a screen shot of the runs in the 5K to 10K plan. I struggle to always get 3 runs a week on because I work shifts but over 7 days do at least 2 and usually the longest break between runs is 3 days.

I’d like to start the listed runs to try and increase my distance. Is there anything else I need to know?!

Thanks in advance

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Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate10

Go for it.

I found once I’d reached 8k I felt ready to do more and I went straight to 9k then 10k. I feel this was a mistake. I should’ve repeated 8 and then repeated 9.

Since doing a 10 (just over a week ago) I haven’t tried another and I’m a bit apprehensive to, so I’m building back up to it, prob doing another 8, 9, 10 series of weeks.

The programme is really good and achievable...I cut corners and regret it.

Elles78
Elles78Graduate10
in reply to Jay66UK

Fab. I’ll def stick to the programme. Did a 2.5K this morning and parkrun due on sat so all fitting in! Good luck with your programme! You’ll smash it

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10
in reply to Jay66UK

That interesting Jay. Are you thinking your body didn’t get chance to get used to 8 before stepping up? I’m actually thinking I might do it in 500m increments rather than 1k but it depends how things go.

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate10
in reply to Dexy5

I skipped repeating 8 and then the repeat of 9 because 8 felt great but 9 was a swine, so I pushed to 10.

I wasn’t really comfortable with it. To be fair, my experience at 5k was similar...first few times it felt impossibly long; now it’s my regular run.

My plan is to regularly do something around 8 and then build up and past 10 if training for an event. At the moment 10 feels like A Big Deal.

My weight is continuing to drop and my speed and stamina are increasing so hopefully I will soon reach a point where a weekly 10k is very comfortable as a weekend run to go with a couple of very comfortable 5ks during the week.

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10
in reply to Jay66UK

Sounds like a good plan to me. 6 seemed ok but I’m only going to go as far as I feel comfortable. I enjoy the 5k distance now but I still want to improve fitness levels.

Hidden
HiddenGraduate10

Hi Elles, well done for completing C25K and the postgrad runs too. You made it sound so easy, but we all know doing that in itself is quite an achievement. Sounds to me like you're doing all the right things, and more importantly, enjoying it.

I skipped the last couple of weeks of Bridge myself, largely because I was running an out and back route, felt great at the 4k mark, went on without turning round, and of course when I turned round at 5k, well, 2 x 5k = 10k. So I completed it by accident because of maths :P I've said this before though, for me personally, getting from 5k to 10k was far easier than from 0k to 5k, and I think that's because you're applying what you learned in C25K and your postgrad work and it's just a continuation of that.

You'll do great anyway, go for it, and we'll be here to cheer you on and support you!

Neil

Elles78
Elles78Graduate10
in reply to Hidden

Thank you 😊

helenwheels
helenwheelsGraduate10

You sound ready to me!

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

It sounds like you are ready to step on the bridge to me Elles78. You can spread the runs over longer than a week I am sure. Because I do parkrun as my 5k run, I’m a bit tied to fitting the other two in between Monday and Thursday. I’ve only just completed W2 so not but the best person to give advice but will just say slow it down a bit to concentrate on the increasing distance. As on c25k, there’s lots of support and advice over here. Enjoy 🏃‍♀️👏

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