which race to book?

I'm thinking of booking my first "real race". It's not until July but should I book the 5k I know I can do that no problem or should I push myself and book the 10k?

I haven't mentioned it to hubby yet, it's not too far away so we can both go. If you'd asked me a month ago I would have said 10k no probs but the damn gremlins are trying to get me!!


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  • July means go for the 10k I think. You have a lot of time to train, and you can walk last bit if really necessary. Go on, you can do this! I have my first 10 k booked for March and only done 5k once up to now.

    You wouldn't even be asking the question if you thought it was beyond you, put the gremlins in their box and book you place for the 10 k. The only thing I would say is July may be quite warm so perhaps take that into account.

  • Thanks - that's what I wanted to hear really. I'm just struggling a bit at the moment, I was sorted in a nice routine running three times a week, then it's gone cold and dark. The first run I did when it was darkish I struggled and was almost tripping so stopped after 3K. I have been out a little earlier since but I don't feel safe, I keep stumbling, I can't see the undulations. I have invested in a posh head torch but haven't braved it yet. I must be more positive and do it!!

  • Ii it possible to find a diffferent route perhaps for when you run in the dark?

  • I'm trying to run on the most lit areas round here, I'm going to try the head torch and see how I get on

  • You have enough time to train for the 10k, I know I would!!! It will be fab :)

  • Deep down I know I can do it. I'll tell hubby I've booked him for a 5k and me for 10k see what he says. he he he ...

  • Running in the dark is not easy so hats off to you for getting a head torch and going for it. I took a small hand torch with me as well the other night, one with a wrist strap, which was cheap as chips from the garage ☺ In places you can't see your feet so you have to run nice and slowly

    I would go for the 10k but train thoroughly for it, which means some work to strengthen your core as well as your legs. Steady progression will get you there safely. I would deffo do the c25k+ podcasts and then Bridge to 10k. There are two other communities to join, 10k one and the race support

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