7K nonstop today

In my quest to run 10K non-stop by 27 October, I did 7K today . So this means I have around 6 weeks to get up to 10K.

Using my breathing as my guide to run "EASY", I ran at almost exactly the same pace as last weeks 6K run - 8min 20 sec per K. This happens to almost exactly coincide with the recommendations of this training calculator calculators.hillrunner.com/... which is based on Jack Daniel's running/training book data. The recommendation is based upon the time of a recent 5K race , which indicates current state of fitness and ability to run.

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  • Sounds like you're well on the way to reaching your target. :)

    Sadly, I'm no longer going to be attempting it myself because of having to be kind to my ankle. But if I can get to half an hour of pain free running again in 6 weeks I'll think I'll have made progress.

  • RNB - so sorry to hear about your situation. Don't go away from here .

  • You're not going to get rid of me that easily, Bazza. Still sticking round and hoping to build back up slowly.

  • I am starting to follow you to 10km. I have had three runs now of 5.25 km so this morning I go for 5.5km. I was too worried about jump from 5-5.5 so broke it down to 5% increase.

  • I'm with you on the 7 k runs Baz! I did my first one yesterday which is my first one for ages. I didn't stop either, which for me is a miracle. Mind you I don't mind if I do stop. I like a breather and I find it makes the difference between success and failure

    RIB I hope you'll soon be fit again. Hang in there, take it easy and you'll soon be back out running the streets of downtown Beirut. We're all thinking about you and sending you positive vibes!

  • Thanks MissW. 2 days after a gentle run, I've only had little twinges and nothing that I would describe as pain, so hopefully this is good. Am going to go "shway shway" as they say here ...it means both little by little and slowly, slowly. Great phrase for me to use as my motto for the next few weeks. :)

  • I have total confidence in you, Bazza. You'll clinch that 10k, just carry on as you already are :)

  • Go for it Bazza! I am sure you will make it. I did 9km by mistake about 2 months ago. I was doing a real slow pace and wanted to break through 6km, but ended up so,e distance from home. As I felt alright I just carried on..... and broke through 7, 8 and 9km at the sametime! I was astonished. 10km will be surprisingly easier than you may think I'm sure.

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