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Not run in ages have signed up for a 10k - am I mad??

So as I say, I graduated Oct 16 but for most of 2017 my running was spasmodic. I’d been thinking how much I want to get in a routine again as i’m trying to loose a bit of weight and I did love the way it made me feel mentally . Added to that I will be getting married later in the year. I saw a 10k advertised in my area and in a completely and unlike me, impulsive moment I signed up for it!! I thought it would give me a challenge and motivate me to get back out there. In the cold light of day i’m now thinking what have I done?! Am I being unrealistic in my expectations and with planning is it feasible?

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Well done

There are 5-10k programmes out there , it's good to have a goal .... I have a 10k in May, I'm struggling to maintain 30min runs at the minute after a training lapse , but the 5-10k app I've downloaded looks great so I feel positive ....

Good luck, youve totally got this!! X

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Check out the pinned posts. ju-ju- has devised a 10 in the Magic Number plan that provides a stuctured pla to get from 5k to 10k. Quite a few people following it. There will be a group following it from the 16th Feb.

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How long have you got to get back up to speed?

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I see I never mentioned when the 10k is- it’s August.

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It all depends how much time you have to prepare.

You could sign up for a marathon, but if it is next week you 'aint going to run it.

Find a training plan. Asics do flexible plans to fit time frames. Most importantly, get back to regular running. You only build a running body by running frequently, not by saying you run sometimes.

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I omitted to mention, I see, the 10k is August. Yes you are definitely right about the regular running and it has started from today.

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August is loads of time. You’ll be absolutely fine! I’d get up to running 3 x 5k as a matter of routine and the pick up Jujus programme. The spring is just around the corner (although it doesn’t feel it as I sit here by the fire!)and a great time of year to commit to a training programme. Keep dropping by here and in Bridge210k to commit and for for encouragement, I am sure it makes a difference to motivation. 🤗🏃🏾‍♀️🔥

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