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Would you like to run 10k with me?

Would you like to run 10k with me?

Hello everybody, my name is Juju and you will mostly find me over on Bridge and Marathon. Like you I started my running life here doing C25k. When I finished I really needed some structure to get me to 10k, so I have put together this plan alongside the other admins.

If you are a graduate and are have consolidated running 5k then you might like to join me for the next 10 is the Magic Number 10k plan . I’m on holiday in Crete and the pic is one of the amazing sunsets here..... so just to summarise what we will be doing:

8 week plan to get you from 5 to 10k with consolidation weeks as well.

Each week I will be posting a strength exercise that you can do at work, at home, in the supermarket, in the loo..... designed to fit in with life!

A cut out and keep medal at the end.

Print off with the plan on to stick on your fridge.

So, if you are interested I will start on the 2nd of November. Please add your name to the post on Beyond where I will be posting the runs: healthunlocked.com/bridgeto...🤩🤩🤩I will be having a list of names on the post to hold you to account!!!

Let’s do this and have a lot of fun too....

Juju

Xxx

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Yes please... ! Sign me up.

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Hi Ju-ju! I'd really like to join but I might be a little late. Just heading in to week 8 of C25k now!

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Well done on your progress, and you are welcome to come late or join us for the next round. Entirely up to you 😎

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Hi Juju

Yes please !! me again, back off the IC. I should have consolidated my runs nicely by Nov 2nd. I redid C25k and yesterday ran for 39 mins and 5k. Going to try to do 30 mins alternate days till beg Nov and then off we go again!!! 😁

So good to be back!!

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Perfect, it sounds like you are just at the right point to start. 😎

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I’m in

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Hi Ju-ju,

I heard way too much good about your plan. I am in week 8, and not sure if I manage to finish the C25K. But as I have my hopes high, I would love to join and try out your magic 10k. I am not sure if I am short and fast runner type, 10k type, or future marathoner... I know running is good for me, both to be out there improving my immune system and mentally, so I will keep doing it. I like guidance of C25K and I am not ready to design my own plan, too much on my head in life. So sign me in, count me in. After graduation, I'll add myself to bridge to 10k. No, not before, my body used to do all sorts of tricks on me to stop me from graduation. So ... focus only on next run, further plan only in the back of my head.

lusmo - you may be interested as well ;)

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Uuu... Important question. I ma not on 5k. SHould I first build up to 5k from 30 min before joining?

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You may prefer to get to 5k and consolidate that distance for a bit? You are most welcome to join, and if you chose to join later, it’s on a rolling plan so there will always be opportunity. Like you, my running is predominately for my mental health and immune system etc, and I have always wanted to get to the point of being fit enough to open the door and do anew adventure each day 😎

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Any recommendations for how many 5k runs should I (approximately) do before trying to go for 10k? Recon 2 - 3 weeks? Or longer?

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Speaking for myself I did about 2 before increasing, but that’s because I had to keep going with a new goal as I get bored really easily.. I think it depends on how you feel and how you are finding 5k?

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For now, I have no idea how I finding 5K ;D

I will graduate and see how it's going ;)

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10K? I'm really scared! 😳

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I know, me too. I am not even on 5k, but I am dreaming big :P while focusing on only 1 run ahead ;)

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Yes, I dream big and I think small :-))

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For me 5k is still unreachable, but I believe in me and in you :P

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Shall I add you on the list? It’s all doable 😎

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Yes, please add me. If I won't be able, I'll just politely ask you for temporary removal form the list ;) As I imagine you won't ask me to sll my soul and sign in blood for committing to this :P

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Iga am the same as you not on 5km yet . Shall we run ‘together ‘ 😁

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It would be great, but give me 1 more week to graduate C25K ;)

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You graduated few weeks ago (at least your 2nd time), so you are ahead of me. I'll try to catch up with you ;)

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Oh wow didn’t realise that, okay well saw your recent post and yr doing really well. If this starts 2nd Nov it gives us nearly a week to progress 🙌 and graduate 👩‍🎓 - good luck

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2nd/3rd November will be my graduation run. I thought of having next 2 week of gradual increase in time to reach 5k. So officially I would join around 19/11.

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Ok well I’m not in a rush to do this 10k as I’m only up to 3.3 at mo. Need to get to 5km before moving on. Ha I’m walking backwards out the door now 😁

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Slow and steady we will reach our goals :)

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Yeah the ic has a labelled cushion with my name on it 🙈. Am currently trying to slow down!

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I had visited IC once due to tendonitis and now I am taking extra care of myself. I am going slow and if needed even slower. Always warm up exercises, longer warm up walk, long stretching afterwards.

It is not a race. We have all the time we want ;)

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Hi igaT so good luck with your graduation run! I’m gonna wait til I’m closer to 5km so will do some consolidation 😊

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Good luck and have an amazing runs ;)

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Exactly!!

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Good luck peeps. You couldn’t be in better hands. Ju Ju is our resident panther don’t you know 💪🏃‍♀️🐆

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Awww Thanks 😺😺😺

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Hi ju-ju- Hope you’re having a lovely holiday ☀️🌴

I’m 4 runs away from graduation, & so tempted to sign up!

I’ve loved the c25k, & I’m definitely up for building to 10k.

I’ll definitely be running 5ks by 2nd November, but I will be over 30mins.

I’m unsure if I should consolidate my 5ks for a while first & join you next time... or if I should just go for it now & embrace it 🤷‍♀️🙌🤩💪

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Same here :-)

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It’s entirely up to you, everyone is different in this respect. For me, I knew after C25k I needed to continue to 10 once I’d reached 5, but I wish then that I had a plan to follow. However lots of folk like to consolidate the 5k distance first. Up to you 😎

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You’ve sold it to me!... I’m in!

I know I’d like to run 10k & definitely think your plan will keep me focused after finishing c25k... especially through the winter months!

I’m super excited to do this!

... bring on the training! 🙌👌

Thank you

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I've just graduated from c25k today so would be great to join. Thanx x

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Yes please I would like to join this.

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I would encourage all C25k who want to reach 10k to follow this, ju-ju’s plan is highly recommended

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Thankyou 😎

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Yes please. I'm on....

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Yes please 😁

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Yes please although I’m only up to 3.3km at mo as recovering from strain but really want to try this.

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Yes please sign me up

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How often do you do this Juju? I won’t be ready until the new year I think.

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There will be a new one for new year deffo as that’s a time lots of people choose their goals. First week of Jan perhaps?

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Sounds good!

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Hi ju-ju-, I am new here, graduated from c25k a couple of weeks ago and not yet at 5k but still consolidating. Now I have the goal to be ready for the new round of your plan in Jan! 💪😃

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Speedy 99. Can I join in please?

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I would like to try please xx

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Yes please I’ll give it a go!

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Hi count me in thanks for your hard work

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Hi ju ju. Quick question. Do I need to start the 10k right from the beginning or can I start a couple of weeks into it. I only ask as today I ran nearly 6k. What would you advise ?🤗🤗🎃xx❤️

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Woutdoors like to have a go furthest I've got to is 7k and started hurting so need structurex

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Hi ju-Ju

I know I’m late but I would like to join too, any chance?

ThankS

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Yes of course I will add you on the list of the latest post?

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Sounds great I am now running 7k twice a week and would love to increase this to 10 k many thanks archer1

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Yes please. Finishing couch to 5 and need to think about what next after feeling confident about my 5k runs.

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When will your next 10k plan run?

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