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Just signed up for Bristol 2013 10K in May - No going back now!!!!

I must be completely bonkers but I have just signed up for Bristol 2013 10k. I know I needed a little motivation to keep me running but for me this is going slightly over the top!! One of the questions on the registration was how fast you thought you could run this distance - well what a question! Do I cheat and say 25mins and start at the front with all the fantastic elite runners or tell the truth and say at least 1 & 1/2 hours and counting! Well I cannot tell a lie so I opted for the longest time so that if I finish any quicker I shall be more than happy :) The route seems to be fairly flat which will suit me and they have medical facilities alone the route (comforting thought). I feel slightly terrified by the thought of running this distance but I shall keep reading all your inspirational blogs which I am sure will get me round. Now where's Laura when I need her..........................................:)

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I don't think you're bonkers at all. In fact I'm very tempted myself. Do you know how long it takes for the places to fill up?

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No I dont - but according to the web site they have places for 15000 and 11000 ran last year. I hope you are more than tempted :)

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OK maybe a little bit more than tempted! I've signed myself up for my first 10k in December. So I might be needing another one by May. I'm graduating here on Sunday and then I'm going to be using the same BUPA plan as Swanscot. I think I'm probably going to jump in at week 3 and then do two each of week 6 and 7. I'll see how it goes. I've had a little look around at 10k plans and this is the one that seems more suited to me.

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Good luck :)

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Good for you. I think it's a good idea.

I've signed up for a 10K in 3 weeks time. I'm using both Speed and Stamina podcasts to help me train (on different days, not both on the same day! ;-) ), plus doing one long slow distance run (about 60-70% of effort) each week.

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That sounds like a good plan which I will probably adopt. Good luck with your 10K I will be interested to know how you get on :) Going to do a Parkrun tomorrow at Ashton Court Bristol which for me is killer as half of the course is uphill!! My poor old body doesn't like hills :(

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I'm 'sort of' following the Bupa 10K beginners training plan. But I started on week 3. and where it says "Run 30 minutes continuously " twice a week, I do one of these sessions as an intervals run, using Speed podcast and one as a tempo run using the Stamina podcast.

bupa.co.uk/running/training...

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Thank you - I shall have a look - any help is good as far as I am concerned! :)

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Keep posting on here, we'll all cheer you on! Well done for signing up, I'm still dithering about!

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I will certainly keep posting as I dont think I can do it without the support of this amazing forum.

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Don't think you are bonkers just determined and motivated enough to set yourself amazig goals! I'm sure you will do great, good luck for all your training x

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Thank you :)

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Congratulations on signing up, I'm sure you'll be grand and Bristol is such a lovely city, I'm sure it will be inspiring.

I'm doing the Samantha Murphy Bridge to 10K podcasts, which you can find on the blogs, going OK at present and I was worried about going back to intervals, but I think it is definately helping.

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thanks Phil72, I agree Interval training really does help. Running at the Ashton Court parkruns which is helping me with both confidence and increased speed.

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