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10k - how often
How often should I run a 10K race?
There seem to be quite a few going on, and I am looking at 3 all on consecutive weekend, is this to many?
I suppose I could treat a couple as normal training runs.
Depends on how much you are doing between the races. In summer, the Grand Prix series of races have 5mile and 10k races nearly every week - and you have to do 5 out of the 8 in our local GP to have a finish result.
Will your 10k's be flat out - for you. If so you might find 3 consecutively too much.
Personally I do them as structured training runs - I'm never going to win one but enjoy the event and the motivation of getting out and doing them, that's not to say I don't press myself but there is a difference between running and competing. In which case one a week is fine - if I wasn't doing it I'd be doing a 5-6 mile run on my own anyway.
Make any sense?
A Chimp Writes
You dont say how long you've been running but to be honest if you think you can run 3 10k's in consecutive weeks, you probably can.
I find this time of year I need all the motivation I can get to run and frankly I dont think there's much better spur than having a race to look forward to. I'm probably doing it all wrong but I tend to only do one run between races when they are on consecutive weekends and with trick or treaters, fireworks, fog etc that suits me just fine.
Go for it!
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