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5k to 10k in 6 weeks?

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Naebother Mon 14-Oct-13 20:24:38

I'm a recent c25k graduate and am running 5k 3 x a week. I have done 2 park runs so far at 38 min and 36 min.

My friend ( who runs marathons) wants us to enter a 10k in 6 weeks time. I've had a look online at training schedules by they all are 4-5 x a week and I can only do 3 runs a week.

Any advice on how I can prepare?

Chopstheduck Wed 20-Nov-13 07:47:11

well done on your training! Def take it easy this week. I notice if I am away for a few days and don't run I do better after the break. It's the long term training that counts.

Naebother Thu 21-Nov-13 17:59:59

Last training run this morning. In the dark. Brrrr.

Feeling nervous and excited now.

Chops. You're right, ive put in the hours. Now I just hope it goes ok on the day.

Mitchy1nge Thu 21-Nov-13 19:08:11

GOOD LUCK (not that you need it, you are going to have fun and be fine)

well done!

Chopstheduck Sun 24-Nov-13 08:02:34

Good luck today Naebother! smile

pepsi77 Sun 24-Nov-13 08:20:38

I'm a c25k graduate and I'm now doing a bridge to 10k using an app and it is a 6 weeks one like ifink. It by Bluefin software and only cost a couple of quid.

Naebother Sun 24-Nov-13 13:20:20

I did it!

Sitting herewith a medal round my neck and my face looks like
this>>> grin

What's even more amazing is that I enjoyed it, ran round waving at little kids and generally had fun!

All that training paid off, i beat all my PBs too.did 5k in 32min, 8k in 50. I think I did the 10k in 1.13 but final times published tomorrow.

So happy. Thank you all for all your great advice and encouragement.

AntsMarching Sun 24-Nov-13 13:40:04

Huge well done to you! Tonight you can celebrate with a wine

Chopstheduck Sun 24-Nov-13 15:01:35

Well done you! grin

Mitchy1nge Sun 24-Nov-13 18:40:45

wine congratulations! what an achievement and that's a great time! smile am so pleased for you, I knew you'd do well! x

Naebother Tue 26-Nov-13 17:13:38

smile. Couldn't have done it without you lot. Thank you.

SparklyFucker Wed 27-Nov-13 13:45:58

Huzzah! Well done you!

Mitchy1nge Thu 28-Nov-13 08:04:51

what's next? grin

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