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omg what have I done...

Some while ago I entered the Birmingham 5k run at Cannon Hill Park on September 12th. I know that is doable 'cos I do a parkrun most weekends.

But now I have entered the Worcester 10k the next weekend 20th September. So I have three months to get from "just reached 10k in training" to "running 10k like I enjoy it". And no dogs allowed - woohoo !

Photos will be taken. I'll be the tall guy in orange (both runs) if anyone wants to meet up :)

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That's plenty of time - have a great run!

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3 months is a long time! Think of where you were 3 months ago. You will be fine! I am doing Coombe Abbey (near Coventry) 10k on 28 june and haven't even got further than 8.5 yet. If I feel I need another race after the summer I may consider Worcester...

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Good luck at Coombe. I know it well from when we lived in Monks Kirby and worked in Coventry.

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Thanks. I had meant to ho over and have a look at the grounds beforehand, but I don't think I have the time. I am quite looking forward to it and not taking it too seriously, i.e. just wabt to enjoy it and finish and will be quite happy to include a few short walking breaks along the way if required.

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It will be fine. Not too hilly, a bit woody and running (probably) alongside water at times. The back drop of the Abbey should be pretty speculate too.

Good luck.

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Ooh that'll be fine, loads of time to start enjoying it! Just go and enjoy it x :-)

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Something to aim for and to keep you wanting to put your running shoes on. Go for it!

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I've done something similar and signed up for the Salford 10k in September - I figured it would force me to get off my bum and complete the 3 training runs per week! Best of luck, we've got plenty of time ;-)

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Brilliant you will be awesome 😃

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You will be fine , don't worry xxxx

The adrenalin and the spectators will pull you around. You've already done the distance , this is do-able , promise .

I hadn't got above 5.5k when I did my GMR as my hip injury curtailed my training for weeks and I was panicking a bit but I did it and so will you .

Oh once you've done this , you will want to do another and another .

You will have an amazing time , I am sure :-) xxx

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Very doable. Sounds like some fab runs you have planned and once you have done 1 you will enter more. Good luck with your training!!

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It sounds like you are already enjoying the prospect of the forthcoming runs. Having a goal should help your motivation. As you say you can already run the 10k distance so having the run on the horizon will certainly help your training.

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Have a great run!

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Lots of time to practice but good luck x

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I've entered my local 10km in September. I've managed 10km in my training twice so far. I'm finding that now I've actually covered the distance I can concentrate on getting a decent time. Hope it all works out for you!

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Loads of glorious Summer weather to train in. You will be absolutely fine. Just remember, you will need hydration far more for 10K than 5.

Keep us posted on the training progress.

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