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My first ever 10k and it wasnt even planned!

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TallTeal2020Graduate10
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I hope I don't live to regret this as I had set out to do a gentle 5k with David Bowie playing on Spotify but ended up reaching 10k (my longest run prior to this was just over 8k)!!

Today was not about pace, it was about building my endurance. But I even surprised myself with today's efforts, 10K in 1:11:16!!!

I focused on landing heel first and resisted any urges to speed up for known Strava segments. I'm not even sure how it happened but as I approached 9.5km I had enough in the tank to speed up! When my Garmin buzzed to tell me I'd hit 10k it couldn't believe it and so I spent most of my c/down walk double checking just to make sure!

I guess my question is what next? I'm not in any hurry to go beyond 10k so do I just try to do a mix of 10, 5 and 3k runs per week and try mixing it up with speed intervals etc?

I've recently started to include a few more climbs into my runs so I'm guessing this is a good thing to keep up too? In today's run I even went up a climb I would NEVER have attempted a few months back so that was another major win for me today 😁

Happy running folks!

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Congratulations and very well done. Pop over to the post below to get your badge.

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You could do everything you just said there. Try interval training. nice slower gentle 10K's mixed in and improve your 5K finish times. That will then also translate over to 10K as your pace improves. You could aim to go sub 1 hour for 10K over a period of a few months with consistent training. There is loads that you can try. Good luck and very well done again.

Damien

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TallTeal2020Graduate10 in reply to damienair

Thanks for link and for the great advice too 😊 That all sounds like superb plans to keep me focused and driven πŸ‘

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Buddy34Graduate10

Congratulations TallTeal2020 on your first 10k , thats an amazing achievement.

So what next? I would say exactly as you've said above . That sounds like a great plan and stick with some hill runs also. Well done you πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

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TallTeal2020Graduate10 in reply to Buddy34

Thanks Buddy, good to know I'm on the right tracks with next stage planning too 😊

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CmoiGraduate10

Congratulations! I also joined the accidental first 10k club ;) back in August :)

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TallTeal2020Graduate10 in reply to Cmoi

Thanks Cmoi πŸ˜€

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ju-ju-Graduate10

Superb, well done you :)

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TallTeal2020Graduate10 in reply to ju-ju-

Thank you ju-ju and I'm not sore today so it's a win-win 😁

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Vincent83Graduate10

Well done on your first 10k!!! It’s feels fantastic doesn’t it and such an achievement πŸ‘πŸ‘

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TallTeal2020Graduate10 in reply to Vincent83

Thanks, it certainly does 😊

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00marksGraduate10

Congratulations on reaching 10K!

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TallTeal2020Graduate10 in reply to 00marks

Thank you

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Birdlady64Graduate10

Congratulations πŸ‘

And a pretty good time too

Sounds like you have a plan for mixing it up a bit which keeps it interesting πŸ‘

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TallTeal2020Graduate10 in reply to Birdlady64

Thank you Birdlady. I'm glad my rough plan makes sense and gives me something to focus on... sub 60 10k now on my new goal list 😁

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Cp1965Graduate10

Speeding up at 9k? Wow! At 9k I was wondering if I could make the bus stop at the end of the path 🀣 Seriously, well done, awesome job!

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TallTeal2020Graduate10 in reply to Cp1965

LOL you were still a good bit faster than me with your 10K though πŸš€

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Tinytears60Graduate10

Brilliant!

Congratulations πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ and well done

That’s how mine happened too - purely on the day as it felt right

Another badge to collect πŸ‘Œ

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TallTeal2020Graduate10 in reply to Tinytears60

Thanks Tinytears and yes I'm a stickler for badges and bling 😁

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Tinytears60Graduate10 in reply to TallTeal2020

Me too!

Can never have too much bling .. virtual or otherwise πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜€

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Eightpaws60minGraduate

Congratulations!

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TallTeal2020Graduate10 in reply to Eightpaws

Thank you Eightpaws

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Delly-dotGraduate10

Congratulations and welcome to the accidental 10k club πŸ˜ƒβ­οΈ. I ran mine on my birthday last week. I was on my 9k run and I had the choice of a 5 min cool down walk in the torrential rain whilst I waited for my husband and the car (by which time I would have been frozen), or an extra 1k to keep warm. The extra 1k won! Accidental 10ks are great! Well done πŸ‘πŸΌ

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TallTeal2020Graduate10 in reply to Delly-dot

Well done to you too Delly-dot and belated birthday wishes too 🍰

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