Having been persuaded by my partner into my first race today, I have now decided to get my own back by becoming as competetive as him. No more fun runs with the kids for me, oh no! He can coax them round in future!! Anyway that leads me to the thorny problem of how I get from a rather slow 5 miles accomplished today, to 10k, which would appear to be the next step.
I currently run once a week with a beginners group (3-4 slow miles) and once on my own for about 5 miles. I also go to the gym three times a week and do a couple of classes. What should I increase first, distance or time? And how long will this take without killing me? Any thoughts?