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Who wants to do the next 10 is the Magic Number 10k Plan? - please sign up here :)

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

Hello everybody. I would like to invite you to the next 10 is the Magic Number 10k plan, to follow week by week with vids, support and guidance, with me Ju Ju. So we have just had a festive break and likely to have eaten more than we normally do last month.... so... what better time to train for a 10k...

So this is what you can expect:

*The plan last 8 weeks and each week I will be posting a strength exercise that you can do at work, at home, in the supermarket, in the loo..... designed to fit in with life

. I will be starting a plank challenge as well- the idea is to get you from 10 seconds to a minute over the 8 weeks, OR ito get you to do a plank routine using different types of plank. Interested?

*Print off with the plan on to stick on your fridge.

So, if you are interested I will start on the 31st of January. Please add your name on the comments as I will be having a list of names on the post to hold you to account!!!

Magic runners:

Rigpig

LauRay27

Jazzyrunner

SteveWebbo

JoOnTheRun

ALMorr

Uke5

Imc50

Womangolfer

YellowOne

Saasqueen

Mum22boys

Free2run

Vegout25

PaulaWB

Boss1973

Poppyslstrun

Potato1210

Lilywood

Beerslurpa

FELTON3

Pennysian

Purplefish59

LoungeLizard2018

badger187

Penguinita

Oldgirlruns

Smelliepoo

johnt46

novice57

RunningMigster

Jayval70

itshelsbels

Bubs1671

Slowcoach29

Jojo235

HoneyTreacle

Sparkey5000

Ions123

Nordic_Gillian

mr and mrsfaize

Over62

ApsG

Sunshinelibra

Noodle1991

Shedlover

Raspberrycheesecake

Runnf

erin1090

Sandbob

Jollyjule

Lizzisforliving

ktsok

KarenAR

59er

Dalmorangie

ablaikie

DW65

Marge04

jot1812

sofaspud

bethaim

NotRunFor20years

Zarmina

suegrace

Thisgirlcandoit

Let’s do this and have a lot of fun too...

And happy Panthering

Juju

Xxx

186 Replies
oldestnewest

I’m in 😁 although I will have done a total of 10 x 30 minute consolidation runs by then, is that enough to start the 10k plan?

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Rigpig

How do you feel, are you able to run 5k? There is also an option to build up by time if that is preferable?

Rigpig
Rigpig
in reply to ju-ju-

I can run 30 minutes comfortably and would like to be able to run for an hour, I have a fair bit of weight to lose so I’m not very fast so this would initially be a time thing rather than a distance thing. I can run 4 km in 30 minutes which is improving a little with every run. Keen to give it a go because I like structure and a goal 😀

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Rigpig

yes i would say aim to do the timed one with a view to then keep going to get to the 10k... deffo you can do it :)

Rigpig
Rigpig
in reply to ju-ju-

Right then, Let’s do this 😊

Me please 🙋‍♀️

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to LauRay27

Yay you are in :)

Jazzyrunner
Jazzyrunner60minGraduate

Umm can I sort of join in? I’ve already started the Magic Plan - just finished week 2, but I think I might need to take a little longer than 8 weeks, so I’ll probably cross over and may still finish after you!

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Jazzyrunner

absolutely, I know alot of people have done various ways, such as doing each week twice etc...

Jazzyrunner
Jazzyrunner60minGraduate
in reply to ju-ju-

Brill, thanks, I’ll look forward to extra inspiration!

Yes please Juju , I’m in . Not sure if it will be time or distance yet - I’ll see how I go in the next few weeks 👍🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to SteveWebbo

Great- no pressure, do as you feel is best :)

JoOnTheRun
JoOnTheRunGraduate10

Hi Ju-Ju, I’ve done this once before and it’s a brilliant plan. I fell off of the running track over Christmas and need to get back...please can I tag along? Happy new year! Jo x

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to JoOnTheRun

Super, you are so welcome, I hope you enjoy it :)

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10

I am a Graduate10 but I have not ran a 10K since November 2019 so I will rerun the Ju Ju Magic plan.

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to AlMorr

Great plan :)

Would love to join in graduated in Dec just run my first 5k so might be a little slow as I’m an oldie, But I’ll get there.

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Uke5

You could do the plan by times if you prefer? Its entirely up to you :)

Imc50
Imc50Graduate10

I'm in, but can I deviate where work gets in the way and perhaps mix it up a bit?

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Imc50

absolutely, you can adapt the plan to suit your life :)

Womangolfer

WomangolferGraduate

an hour ago

Hi JuJu, I graduated at the end of October and since then I have consolidated 5k then increased my runs to 6k with the odd 5k. Today I did 7k with thoughts of doing a6 and a 5 later this week. Do you think I am ok to just gradually add an extra k on like this. I would like to get to 10k by June.

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Womangolfer

most definately, thats how I did it when I first went from 5 to 10. Shall I add you to the list?

Womangolfer
Womangolfer
in reply to ju-ju-

Yes please and thank you.

Me too please!

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to YellowOne

Yay you are in :)

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

Hi Ju-ju, I am going to do your magic plan for the 3rd time, because it works for me. But because I’m skiing in February/March I will start early and will be out of kilter with everyone else. So I’ll just get on with it myself this time. It looks like you’ve got lots of takers already. 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️

Dexy5

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Dexy5

Feel free to dip in as you feel, and have a great time skiing!!

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10
in reply to ju-ju-

Will do thanks

Ssasqueen
SsasqueenGraduate10

Please sign me back up - I was so pleased it got me to 10k before . I’ve just not done much other than parkrun since so I’d like to start again.

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Ssasqueen

Great :)

Me please 🙋‍♀️ I graduated early November and have done 6 park runs and just run 6K tonight. Definitely feel ready to up the stamina in my legs, oh and bring on the plank challenge!!!

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Mum22boys

brilliant, I am so pleased :)

Yes please! Graduated 5k end of November. Trying to run 3 times a week still and up to 7k. Just signed up for my first 10k at the end of March. Could really do with some help 🏃

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Free2run

Perfect, you've got this :)

Hi Ju-Ju, please add me to your list. Looking forward to the challenge 👍😊

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Vegout25

Great :)

Yes I’m in! Definitely need this after Christmas 🙈 xx

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to PaulaWB

Perfect :)

Boss1973
Boss1973Graduate10

Hi ju-ju I'm in. 👍

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Boss1973

Brilliant :)

Yes please. I’m hoping doing it together will keep me focused. I just missed the last one, tried on my own, but lapsed over Christmas.

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Poppys1strun

There will be lots of support to spur you on :)

Hi Ju-ju, count me in 👍🏻

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Potato1210

Yay you are in :)

Yes please ju-ju, let’s do this!

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Lilywood

Great :)

Yes please !

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Beerslurpa

Yay you are in :)

Beerslurpa
Beerslurpa
in reply to ju-ju-

Ty ju-ju- looking forward to starting, been slack since the Christmas festivities 🥳

Yes please Ju Ju. Ive got my very first 10k in June. X

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to FELTON3

Perfect, good plan :)

Pennysian
Pennysian60minGraduate

Yes please xx

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Pennysian

Yay you are in :)

I’d like to be in, I’ve already started week 1, but recovering from a knee injury so taking it steady for a bit. I think I need the accountability for strength work as well as by the end of Jan the yoga with Adriene challenge will be finished!

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to PurpleFish59

great plan, and I hope you make a speedy recovery :)

Yes please, sign me up! 😁 Had to drop out of a previous Migic plan due to injury.

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to LoungeLizard2018

Yay you are in :)

Please count me in Ju-Ju-

I've been dilly dallying about for long enough!!

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to badger187

great stuff, well done for taking the plunge :)

Yes please! I actually started it a couple of weeks ago but I’m struggling to fit in three runs a week so I won’t be ahead of the rest of you guys for long. Doing distance.

Oldgirlruns
Oldgirlruns60minGraduate

Right. I need to make a decision. I was going to postpone again and do your plan next time round but I feel I need a bit of focus so may I join in please? My initial thought is that I’ll probably opt for time rather than distance. And I may take longer than 8 weeks but we’ll see how it goes! Oh crikey, what have I let myself in for?!

I think I might like to do it! I will be able to run 10k by my birthday then! I can do 5k in just under 40mins, relatively comfortably, is that going to be ok to do distance? I am planning on doing a 10k in spring/summer. X

When is your birthday? I'd love to be able to do 10k by my birthday at the end of August

March (end of!) so if I am able to stick to the plan I should make it! With your motivation and determination you will do it by August definately!

Ok... we can do this! Let's go :-)

COME ON MIGS!! chuffed you are joining me on the journey!! 😀😬😀

Let's get it done! 👍

How could I miss out? 🤣

And now your name is down, that is it! Hahaha!

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Smelliepoo

Superb, if you are regularly running 5k and comfortable with that, I would say yes, but its entirely up to you.... :)

Smelliepoo
Smelliepoo
in reply to ju-ju-

Relatively regular, at least once a week, if not two. I think I will go for it!! Put me on the plan juju!! X. X

Count Me In, I've wanted to do this for a year since graduating C25K, but injuries have got in the way. On consolidation runs at the moment so fingers crossed!

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to johnt46

Yes take it steady, and well done for hanging in there :)

Tempted!

Graduated just before Christmas.

For consolidation runs, instead of doing 30 minutes, I'm doing 5k each run. Started at 33 mis per 5k but I've dropped down to 35mins per 5k.

Not sure if I should continue with consolidation runs and join this next time around, or just go for it.

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to RunningMigster

Its how you feel really. It sounds like you've had a good amount of consolidation and are running regular 5k's so it feels it could be doable for you. Have a think as theres still a couple of weeks before we start :)

Smelliepoo
Smelliepoo
in reply to ju-ju-

He is doing it, no question! Don't let him get away with it by not putting his name on the list juju! 🤣🤣

Yes please, count me in.

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to novice57

Yay :)

yes please - for the time option please

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Sparkey5000

Superb, you are in 😎

I’d like to join please! I need some motivation to get to 10k 😊

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to HoneyTreacle

Superb, you are in 😎

Yes please count me in for the distance plan. Did start before but had to stop due to injury. Hoping to complete this time. Thank you x

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Jojo235

Good decision, you are in 😎

Slowcoach29

Please could you add me? I compete 5k next week and am going strong and don't want to lose momentum. Promise not to let you down!

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Bubs1671

Great stuff, you are in 😎

I just realised I responded on the C25K forum not Bridge. Pls can you add me to the challenge? thanks

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to itshelsbels

You are in 😎😎

jayval70
jayval70Graduate10

I’m in ju-ju. This will be my second time following the plan and am feeling the need for some motivation after a few set backs.

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to jayval70

Well done for making the decision to do this... there will be plenty of motivation here 😎

Game on. I'm in

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to RunningMigster

Yay 😎

Ions123
Ions123
in reply to ju-ju-

Woohoo - let's do this.

Or more precisely I'll try to do this.

Please add me xxx

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Ions123

Yay, great decision :)

Hello Ju-Ju,

Really looking forward to this, just what I need.

Thank you

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Nordic_Gillian

Perfect... and you are in :)

Yes please, me and hubby would like to sign up! Currently running 5K 2-3 times a week but need structured help to get us to 10K... signed up to our local 10K at the beginning of June 😬 Thanks!

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to mrsfaize

This sounds perfect for you both. You are both on the list :)

Hello Ju Ju

I have been consolidating and building up distance since the end of October. I have ran 7k 3 times now - I am slow but I believe I can get to 10k by the end of March - does the time matter?

I still want to join the plan though is that ok?

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Over62

Time does not matter at all... this plan is about distance OR time... so the distance can be any length of time, but some folk choose to up the time spent running, rather than focus on distances. The plan sounds ideal for you as you have already got to 7k...

Hi - I want to do this! Terrified and excited all at once

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to ApsG

Good choice, we are all here to support and guide you through to the finish line :)

ApsG
ApsG
in reply to ju-ju-

😌

Sunshinelibra

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Sunshinelibra

You are in :)

Noodle91

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Noodle1991

Great, I have added you :)

Count me in please!

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Shedlover

Yay :)

Me please!

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

great :)

Me too, please! Will be nice to have the days lengthening along with our runs ☀️ 😊

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Runnf

You are in :)

I would like to join!

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to erin1090

Great I have added you :)

I am up for this.

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to sandbob

You are in :)

Yes please. I graduated c25k in December for the second time and have drifted without the structure of c25k

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to MrBob

Superb :)

Count me in please 😃. I graduated c25k in december, and I liked the structure of the plan. I will be doing the timed version, because I am quite slow.

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Jollyjule

Great, good choice, its a good way to up the time on the legs before thinking about distances :)

Lizzisforliving
LizzisforlivingGraduate10

Hi ju-ju,

I think I’d like to join, but I’m quite scared. I did the Magic Plan in September/ October and completed my first 10k event. I was loving running longer distances and started straight away again in November (just ahead of the actual start, to keep momentum and because I wouldn’t have time to run three times every week as work and winter intensified). My times were consistently better and I was really enjoying it. Anyway, on 5th December I had a cycling accident and bruised my sternum quite severely. I couldn’t run for three weeks and since I started tentatively again I’ve apparently lost all my stamina and a lot of my joy in running. The winter doesn’t help. Last Saturday I managed 7km but it was slower and more difficult than ever. Otherwise I’ve only managed a few 5ks, and I’m stuck at around 37 minutes. Before I could just about manage sub 7 mins /k and my 10ks were around 1h10. How did I lose so much condition so quickly?

I know I can count on everyone here to encourage me, and I hope that’ll get me over this hump. Off for a longish run in the rain later.

Lots of love xxx

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Lizzisforliving

I am not surprised, that sounds like a horrible accident, and that can really take the stuffing out of you...... I think you will find the lighter days, having a structure to follow, and the support from everyone here take you to a better place in your running. Give it time and try not to give yourself high expectations. I find that is the thing that drains the mind of energy, focus your mind on getting out and enjoying your time outside :)

I think I’m ready, juju! Please can I join?

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to ktsok

You are in :)

KarenAR

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to KarenAR

You are in :)

59er
59erGraduate10

I have not long graduated so have just started my consolidation. I haven't reached 5k - 4.6 is the best so far but I do prefer to have some structure. I was going to try Laura with her Strength and Flex pod cast but now I'm wondering if I should try the 'timed' one? I'm finding it difficult to get motivated atm. Any advice?

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to 59er

You may find the timed one beneficial? And you can do the Strength and flex podcasts on the days that you arent running. However making your main focus the structure of getting out for your run 3 times a week is a great start :)

59er
59erGraduate10
in reply to ju-ju-

OK Ju-ju I'll give it a try. Will you put my name down for the timed one then please? Thank you!

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to 59er

Yep :)

JuJu, count me in, I’m up for this. Graduated C25K in August and have been running three times a week since then including Parkruns, not Mr Speedy by any definition but do fancy increasing the distance.

Just one concern....I’ve noticed (certainly at Pontefract!) that a lot of folk bring their dogs to Parkrun and aside from all the cute Spaniels, Labs, etc one guy does bring a big furry Alsatian....me and my running buddy often joke how if he unleashed it, we’d all be running a lot faster!

So when I saw your “happy Panthering” line.....

Sign me up JuJu and I’ll just have to get used to running against or from with Big Cats, presumably there’s 🦁 and 🐅 too?!

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Dalmorangie

Haha yes, parkrun does bring out all the furries!!! I am rather mad on large cats like panthers, so its always been my thing. On landmark runs I usually dress up as one. Which makes me think having a fancy dress theme for the final run is a great idea!!!! You are on the list :)

Dalmorangie
Dalmorangie
in reply to ju-ju-

😂🤣👍

Hi JuJu,

Can I join please? I haven’t done any running since a 5k since May, so maybe the time version sounds better?

Thanks

Andrew

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to ablaikie

Great You are in :)

Hi Ju-ju, I've just completed the C25K and I'm now running 5k.

I'd love to try and tag along if j can 🤞

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to DW65

Perfect, you are in :)

Hi JuJu. Not sure if you got my post earlier, but I would love to do the 10K challenge, if that’s okay? I haven’t run since May last year, so may struggle in the first 2 weeks but I’m up for it.

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to ablaikie

Hello, are you now running regularly again? You may want to return to the C25k podcasts? I have put you on the list :)

Marge04

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Marge04

You are in :)

I would like to sign up. Is there a podcast that goes with this?

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to jot1812

Hello, there isnt a podcast with this. There are weekly posts with a youtube vid from me telling you what to focus on for the following week. There is also a print off plan for you to stick on your fridge so that you can cross the runs off. There will be lots of support on here for everyone completing to help you through :)

Sofaspud would love to join too!!

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to sofaspud

You are in :)

Yes please!

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to bethiam

You are in :)

Wonderful - thank you! Where do I find the print off of the plan?

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to sofaspud

I will be posting on Friday :)

Hope this isn’t bad manners when I see you’ve enough responding to do.. but I’m texting to say no. 😰. I read your post earlier and it’s been on my mind, and was slightly tempted especially as I recognise so many of the names on the list. I’ve only done 6 consolidation runs having graduated at the start of January. The fact is I can run for the 30 mins but don’t ‘ ‘feel’ that I can - that make sense? Confidence thing. Do you do this regularly though and I could aim for being the first 🙋🏻‍♀️ with my hand up next time? The fact that you do this bridge is fab.

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Leosmit

Hello, not a problem at all. Its really sensible to consolidate your runs and get the routine and comfortable feeling going before embar on the next thing. I will be doing another in May which will hopefully be good for you?

Leosmit
Leosmit
in reply to ju-ju-

Oh thank you, really appreciate taking time to respond. Will focus on the 5k, find the courage for a Parkrun and take it from there!

Yes please!

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to NotRunFor20yrs

You are in :)

Me please

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Zarmina

Fantastic :)

Suesue57 would like to join please currently running 5 to 6k in 40 minutes not great but at 62 first time runner last year?? Xxx

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to suegrace

That sounds pretty good to me! You are in :)

Can I join please ?

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Thisgirlcandoit

Of course, I have added you :)

Can you had me to the list me, think I’m best with the time plan for now being an oldie! Would love to do the 10k at some point

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Star-shine

Yay I’m adding you to the list on the new post today 😎

I’m in. I run 5-6 k at the moment.

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to BoDiddley

Perfect, I am adding you to the main post 😎

Hi please can you add me to the plan. Consolidated after c25k through January and I'd like a new challenge.

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Newrunner76

Perfect, I am adding you to today’s post 😎

I'm in!

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to junenewrunner

Brilliant, I am adding you to the new post 😎

Debston
DebstonGraduate10

Yes please, I will do the distance plan. I followed the plan in the autumn and ran 10k a couple of times. Haven't gone much further than 5k recently and would like to get back to the longer run again.

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Debston

Sounds like a good plan, it’s great to have you on board 😎

Ok, I’ve been 5k-ing for a year now but I do finally want to get to 10k, so please count me in for this one!

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to OnlineTwin

Good plan, I am adding you to today’s post 😎

Angiesaustin

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to AngieSAustin

Brill, I am adding you 😎

Please sign me up, I’m not fast but need motivation to progress from running 30 minutes. Thank you, hope I’m not too late!

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Spinney1

Perfect, no need to be fast at all, I am adding you to today’s post 😎

Me too please 😀

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Raven245

Superb, you are in 😎

I’m in!

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to BabsAnn

Excellent 😎

Well I have put this step off for probably over year. It’s about time I stepped up to a new challenge and extended my running. Going for time first - 60 minutes is the target and we’ll see how far that gets us! I am a slow plodder...so this RunVicRun signing up for Ju-Ju’s Magic Plan!!

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to RunVicRun

Excellent, good choice, you will be fab. I have added you to the list on today’s post 😎

Oldgirlruns
Oldgirlruns60minGraduate

Hi ju-ju-; I did sign up and am on your list. I then forgot I’d signed up but decided I needed the structure so Dexy5 gave me your plan, now sitting on my fridge door, and I started last week so week one done! Sorry! But I’m pretty sure I’ll take more than 8 weeks so I’ll soon be trotting along behind you all! I’ll get there in the end - though by that time you may have another new group !

Please include me, ju-ju. And thank you for the initiative.

S :-)

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