Couch to 5K
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8.64km done this morning!

in 1hr 29mins. Looking to do the Manchester 10k in May next year, so am trying to up my distance now.

Ive just had a look at the entry and there are estimated time slots to put yourself into. At the moment it looks as though I'd do the10k in 2hrs. Will this be too long? Will I be the last one over the line?

I'd love to be able to up my paces that I could get into the 1hr 20 -1hr 30min category, but don't know if it is possible.

Has anyone ever done the Manchester 10k, or any 10k St all? Do you know if 2 hours is still a relatively respectable time at all??

Any suggestions?


Lisa xx

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Sounds like you are doing great to me, well done! I would go for the 1hr 20 minute slot if I was you, you will smash it by next May!


Well done you, you are nearly at the 10K mark lizzie. Ask yourself "how long does it take you to do 5K, then double it and for the sake of unexpected hills add another 5-10 minutes. I would say you will be more than able to do the 1:20-1:30 slot, it will give you something to work on too. Try doing Speed Podcast which will up your speed then when your out for longer runs you can slot this technique into it which will reduce your time. But you have plenty of time to work on it. Good luck, keep us posted on how the training is going.


I think that most runners who classify themselves as 'slow' run 10K in 1.20 - 1.30. 10km (6 miles) should take most people about 2 hours to walk it, so if your going faster than walking, you're shaving some time off that.

My son's girlfriend has put herself in the 1.20 - 1.30 time slot for the Loch Ness 10K nest week and she has only been running for several months. I'm sure you could do better than that with another 8 months of training ahead.


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