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I have decided to take up running a bit more this year and enter into a few 10ks and hopefully next year up to some half marathons. Ive set myself a goal of a sub 50 10k, hoping to manage it in the Manchester 10k at the end of May.
Last August i started running at the gym twice a week, Monday mornings i started running 5-6k and built up to 10k, normally finishing around 54 mins. On a friday i used to do an army fitness test which was 3.2 and completed most weeks just over 15 mins with a PB of 14:44.
Since new year i have decided to start running outdoor. My current plan is Tuesdays doing intervals (still in the gym). 2km at 10kmh warm up then 400m intervals at 9kmh jog - 13kmh run for 4km then a 2km at 10kmh warm down.
Wednesdays i play 5 a side
Fri/Sat 5km tempo run, running around 5.05min/km
Sat/Sun - long run. Around 5.50min/km for around 10k. Longest has been 13.
I feel like im improving quite fast but certainly not at a sub 50 pace yet. By the end of my 5k tempo run im pretty shattered and couldnt do it all again.
Am i best keeping my training as it is now? Or am i best dropping the intervals/tempo runs for now and doing 2 long runs a week? Im happy that i can complete the 10k so im looking for improvements of speed which will take me under that 50 mark! Any advice would be fantastic.