A year ago this week i was 19 stone with a 42" waist and diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, so i decided to turn my life around whilst trying to stick to a diet i started walking. After a while it turned in to very brisk walking, almost speed walking, and when i finally got a pair of trainers that suited me a few months ago i started jogging.
So as i say, a year later at the age of 47 i've shred just shy of 5 stone, now a 34" waist and my diabetes is wholly controlled by lifestyle. My running has improved, i tend to run by duration rather than distance and have got up to an hours running which my watch tells me i cover just over 7 miles with splits of around the 8' 14" mark.
Hence i've just entered my first 10k race which is just 6 weeks away....... has anyone any advice on how i should proceed for the next 6 weeks? i tend to run 3 times a week aiming to extend my runs by 10 mins each week, the days i don't run i speed walk for an hour. Whilst i would like to put in a good time for my first 10k, and knowing i already can complete that distance, i have my eye further set on competing in a half marathon later in the summer or autumn time, so would like to increase my distance.
I specifically would appreciate any advice on how to approach the last week leading up to the race.