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Raspberrypink
RaspberrypinkGraduate10

Hi all. I completed my 10k last night on the magic plan. I’m not up to starting half marathon training. I think 10k might be my limit. Any tips on what to do next? What sort of distances/ other training should I be doing a week? Thanks

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Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate10

Yeah yeah we all said that. You’ll be doing a half marathon next year 🤣

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Raspberrypink
RaspberrypinkGraduate10 in reply to Tasha99

Not sure about that! 😂

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Congratulations! Personally I’d recommend some consolidation work like we advise for new C25K graduates, it’s good to do every few months and milestones seem to be the most logical time to do them. Like the 5k/30 minutes consolidation 10k will become easier. This way you also have time to think what you want to do next... the choices are endless really.

Raspberrypink
RaspberrypinkGraduate10 in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thanks. Yes I’ll try and do that

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator

What do you think you'd like to do?

For now just enjoy it, if you want to go a bit further just don't break the 10% rule. Try some fast short and slow long runs. See what feels good, fits into your lifestyle and works for you. 👍🏻😁

Raspberrypink
RaspberrypinkGraduate10 in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thank you. Good advice 😊

sTrongFuse
sTrongFuseGraduate10

Just carry on here. I've built to around the 12k mark so that I'm comfortable running 10k but that's about as far as I go. A typical week for me is one longer run (8-12k), one shorter run (4-6k) and then either parkrun or rugby on Saturday mornings. Works for me and I also have no desire to train for or run a marathon.

Raspberrypink
RaspberrypinkGraduate10 in reply to sTrongFuse

Thanks. Yes that sounds like a plan! 😊

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

You could always see if there’s a 5k or 10 k race near you and get your first bit of bling 🏆🥇🥈🥉🏅

Raspberrypink
RaspberrypinkGraduate10

Good idea! Thanks

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Well done for achieving 10k. It’s a great distance. 👊 As the others have said, you could consolidate 10k for a while - maybe run it once a month, and also do 5k (PR?) and even try some intervals (I recommend JogRunSprint).

Then see what grabs your fancy. You might be ok with that, maybe entering some 10k races, or you may consider sneaking up in distance and going for your next badge - 10 miles (16.1k) or even beyond. 😀

Basically it’s up to you, but never say never. Ask me - and countless others! 😅😅

Raspberrypink
RaspberrypinkGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thanks. Some good ideas. I will definitely try the intervals! Good luck with your next adventures! 😊

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10

Well done Raspberrypink! That first 10k really feels special! 👍😀

Raspberrypink
RaspberrypinkGraduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Thanks very much

Well done on your 10k.I did my 10k in July and now trying to run 10 miles🙈That will probably be my limit.

Raspberrypink
RaspberrypinkGraduate10

Well done to you. Good luck for the 10 miles 👍🏼

Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10

Congratulations Raspberrypink!

Brilliant acheivement👌👏👏 it feels great doesn't it. 😊

Enjoy your running, mix things up, long and short runs...new routes and maybe enter an event if you want to.😊xxx

Raspberrypink
RaspberrypinkGraduate10 in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thanks. I will try new routes and short runs! 😊

Run46
Run46Graduate10

Well done you on completing your 1st 10K, fab 🎉...if it was me I'd recommend a lay down but then I haven't exceeded 6K yet so 10 sounds exhausting! 😆 Enjoy what ever you decide to do 👍

Raspberrypink
RaspberrypinkGraduate10

Thank you. A lie down sounds good but onwards and upwards! Good luck to you in your running adventures! 😊

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