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Think I've been rather hasty!πŸ€”

Fergyfox13
Fergyfox13Graduate
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C25k going well and on week 8. Son just heard got a place Brighton marathon. April.

Booking airbnb and checking website for dates, I saw there was also a 10K!

Put my name down 😱

Now very scared!! 😱

Still 5 months away though.

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trevorjl
trevorjlGraduate

Blimey, go you!

It's do-able though. A few weeks consolidation after week 9, then build up to 10k.

Good luck!

Shelby1973
Shelby1973Graduate

Hey u can do this ! 5 months is a long time and look how far uve come in 8 weeks !! X

Wow. Well done you. You can do it

helenwheels
helenwheelsGraduate

I thought you were going to say the Marathon! Phew :)

Absolutely doable and good to have a post grad goal. Go you :)

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

It doesn't have to take as long to get from 5k to 10k as it does to get from couch to 5k, so you have plenty of time to continue slow and steady before your race.

You'll love it.

Fergyfox13
Fergyfox13Graduate

Thank you. Do you have to run it all?? Or can you walk for a bit in the middle??

helenwheels
helenwheelsGraduate
in reply to Fergyfox13

Do whatever you like I think (although I have no experience of proper races) but I think I got up to 10k within a couple of months of graduating, so you will be fine. Say you do 4 weeks consolidation and then start increasing by 10% a week (so when you are at 5k x3, that will be an increase of 1.5k the next week ie 2x5k and 1x6.5 etc) so it bumps up really quickly.

I hope that makes sense!

Fergyfox13
Fergyfox13Graduate
in reply to helenwheels

Thank you. That's reassuring. Still won't tell family yet. They will think nana is nutty πŸ˜‚πŸ€‘

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Fergyfox13

If your question is referring to your 10k race, I would check the race details. Some races have a cutoff time after which you are deemed not to have finished, but I have never heard of a race that says you cannot walk.

You'll be fine - you know the mantra - slow and steady gets you there. Check out IannodaTruffe post on the 10% rule for extending distance. That'll make you feel a lot happier about your reckless abandon on putting your name down!!! Also there is a 10K challenge training plan coming up starting soon - see the pinned posts, that should help.

What a positive outlook you have on your future running plans - fab!

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Ambassador

Fantastic - you have plenty of time to build up to 10k and it's a fab distance! Really good luck with your training and to your son too! My sisters is runnning the Brighton Marathon, so I'll be down cheering everyone on! Not ready for a full marathon yet myself but have got my second Half Marathon in March (Surrey HM)πŸ™‚

Cliff_H
Cliff_HGraduate

I’m doing the Brighton 10k, you’ll be fine, plenty of time yet.

Fergyfox13
Fergyfox13Graduate
in reply to Cliff_H

Hi. Thanks - not going to think too much about it just yet. Finish C25k first. And then the 10K training coming up. Do you know if there is a time limit on the race??

Cliff_H
Cliff_HGraduate
in reply to Fergyfox13

I don’t believe there is, we set off before the main race I believe so need to make space if they catch up to walkers. I think that will all be covered in the race pack.

Oooh exciting...You will be fine with this Fergyfox😊...plenty of time to get your distance up once you finish the C25k plan. Do your condolidation runs of 30 mins for a few weeks, then when you are at or almost at 5k, sign up for Ju ju's 10k program on the Bridge 2 10k site on here. A six week plan which will get you up to 10k safely.

Good luck its a good target to have😊x

Fergyfox13
Fergyfox13Graduate

Thank you πŸ˜€. Just 4 more runs now to graduation - oooh scary. I’m am amazed that I’m doing this and able to. This support group has made all the difference. Lynne

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