Just a bit of advice please. I hit the 10k goal last week and ran it again this week. Ought I to keep running 10k every week or should/could I do some shorter distances? And would that lose me my ability to run 10k. I suppose I’m asking do some people work their way back up to 10k regularly? Perhaps for races? Sorry if I’m being unclear, it’s early 😴
10k consolidation: Just a bit of advice please... - Bridge to 10K
Morning SSS, speaking personally, I ran 10k for the first time in November and I haven’t run it since because I have no desire to run a HM or anything. So what I’ve been doing has been working up to 10k again, this time using ju-ju’s Magic 10 plan. I’m up to 9k again and really enjoying the journey for a 2nd time. I’ve no doubt I’ll do it again once I’ve completed it!
I can feel I’m stronger this time round and a little bit quicker, and my breathing is definitely way better.
So I guess it all depends on what you want to do. There’s a HM/M Race Support plan on their forum you could follow if that’s your thing too.
Up to you really. Just enjoy your running! 😀👍
I am at the same stage, ran 10 k, 3 times over the last 3 weeks and signed up for the M/CR 10k in May, I want to concentrate just on the 10k until then, my times for the 5k park run have improved while adding distance, so My Logic is still do 1 run a week adding distance and it will do the same for the 10k, but not sure to what distance .?
Sorry for answering your question with a question but I am interested in seeing responses
When I first hit the 10K mark I did it once a week as my norm because I just love the distance. Even now, a consistent week for me, if I'm not adding distance or training, is 2X5K's and a 10K. But as misswobble says mix it up and do shorter faster runs or hillier runs. Do whatever you love, that's the important thing.
I agree with mixing up short/long/easy/fast runs to keep it fresh - and adding in some new routes! I hit 10k in September and carried on consolidating with one 10k run a week (as well as other runs) as I wanted to enter some 10k races. Once I'd done the races I decided to go for a half marathon (next March) so I have recently started following a HM training plan and gradually increasing the distance of my long run each week. So depending on what your goals are, you could just do a 10k now and then or keep consolidating them every week. Whatever keeps you motivated and brings you joy! 😁🏃🌟
Entirely up to you. When I first did it I tried to do a 10k every other week and then I was upping for HM training anyway. If you can its a great distance to do once a week, every other or once a month maintaining your routine of 3 runs a week is the most important thing for longevity I would suggest- regardless of distance. Well done on your journey so far