You’re not the first and you won’t be the last.
We came here to run 5k, found out that the plan takes most of us to 30 minutes. Most of us have either consolidated on 30 minutes or gone on to compete the 5k and then consolidated on that... but what next?
The picture is a runners shrug... a lady I know swears by them, but many of us have a different runners shrug at this stage. We’re still new to this, we followed a great plan, and now... well, we are a little lost, there’s no schedule, and some of us want to achieve something else. That’s decision one right there... are we running for fun and fitness, happy to schedule our 30 minute runs and just enjoy them and the newfound energy to achieve more in life? That’s cool... for everyone else there’s more shrugging... and there would appear to be two routes... further and faster... but which to choose? 🤷♂️
Fortunately they’re pretty much the same thing... to go faster over 5k is easier to achieve if we have more endurance. The elite 5k runners go to 15/16 km on a long run once a week (or thereabouts) so for all you great new runners wanting to smash that parkrun PB, there is a plan!
Not bothered about pace, but like running and would want it to last a bit longer? Fancy entering a 10k event for a challenge or to raise money for a good cause? No problem, there’s a plan for you too.
The good news is you don’t have to choose which plan, as they’re the same one... and the really good news is we have a group of runners all ready to start working through this plan this weekend, supporting each other on the journey to 60 minutes of running, 10km, or indeed both. We even have a small group who started a couple of weeks ago to lead the way.
There’s no need to do that runner’s shrug again... come join us on the Bridge to 10k. The signup for the group is here healthunlocked.com/bridgeto...