I am more or less keeping pace with the get you round half marathon schedules, aiming at the Waterbeach half, 20 Oct. The schedule includes various races, including a 10K this weekend.
Why? Is the purpose to get used to wearing a number on my front and queueing for the loos? To get speed up through being inspired by the crowd?
Well, in practice, a 10K this weekend is out - there are none within striking distance. But there is a local 10K the week before the half, just as recommended in the schedule.
Do I enter it? If it's only for the purpose of going a bit faster maybe it's not a good idea. I'm morbidly afraid of breaking myself.
Advice? (Actually, I'd very much like to do the run, as it's right on my doorstep, but...)