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I have my very first 10k race coming up in the next 5 weeks, today I ran 10k in 49:22 in a solo training session. Is this a respectable time or is that a slow pace ?
Thanks in advance for any feedback.
Great advice Jason I will try a longer run each Sunday now then, I'm fairly certain I could manage a 15k run. Do you think that would be good for training or would you suggest I try a little further ?
It has been suggested that one day a week I work on speed/sprints etc so I might start to try that midweek some time after work.
Ignore the 26 minutes for a 10k as that is just plain crazy. I know fast runners that do 10k in mid 30 minutes and that is bloody quick. 49 mins is very respectable mate. That's around the 8 min/mile mark.
Jason's advice is very good advice. I run with the club on tuesday's, usually 6 miles with a similar run on thursday and then a 5k park run on saturday with a final long slow run on Sunday.
Hi Graham, Yeah thanks for that I will defo ignore the 26 minute quote. I have since however planned my week differently now including 2 longer runs and now a sprint session so hopefully over the next few weeks I could start to see improvements in my 5k and 10k runs.
I would love to get my 5k Parkrun time below 20 mins (currently at 22:52 PB) but i'm sure I will get there with all the advice i've taken on board. Now for the fun part - Start training more