Vylisa A So, incredibly happy!! I mean big stupid smiley happy. Not only did I do this, but I didn't stop for a walk till I'd crossed the 10K line!! :D
Running a 10k is an excellent distance goal for new and intermediate runners. The 10k (6.2 miles) is a great milestone for any runner to have achieved. Hitting it will allow you to feel confident enough to participate to run 5k and 10k races to improve your running form. Start increasing the amount of time you're running for, to improve your running endurance, building up to the full 10k distance.
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“I did 10.35 Km in 49:57 .... that was a great feeling for me as my first 10 km run, heading for 15 Km, Good luck for the heroes who are in the first sign of the road to run :) Wish you the best.”
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Jenn B Excited, excited, excited....just completed my first 10km, even increased my speed today!! Happy Girl :0)
Andrea F Complete! This has been on my challenge list for a while now so it's good to finally be able to run this distance without stopping. 12km challenge - Hamilton Round the Bridges.
The elastic laces tip is a good one, everyone. Thanks for the great question and the helpful responses.
you can use elsastic lasces, they help when your feet exspand
Thanks Jo, just checked out all the videos. Thank you, I'm going to try this. Appreciate your answers ladies! :0)
Alrighty I'll try that next time....thank you Jane :0)
Hi Jenn, try loosening the laces, could be that your feet swell during the run and your runners become too tight
Jenn B Thought yesterday would have been the day...burnt out at 6.9km (morning run) for some reason. Going to eat something light and relax this morning and attempt again this afternoon! :0)
Dana J Did it again in 1:18...been 3 years since I did this distance...on my way to building up to a half marathon.
Davinia S Completed! 10k in 53.22. I was hoping I would do it in under an hour, but didn't think I'd be able to do it in under 55mins, so quite pleased! Although I started to get really tight lower calves after about 6k. Am hoping to make it a regular weekly run and then increase once I feel ready.
Keep going everyone, it's a great sense of achievement when you complete it!
Peter C Week 6 Day 3 - Dry at last. Still on 5 x 5min runs with 2 min walks. Broke 5k today which feels like progress.
Scott D encouraged this.
Margaret J encouraged this.
Peter C Started today. I'd completed the C25K a few weeks ago, but then went on holidays and am having dificuly getting remotivated. I am using the run double zero to 10k app - but started on week 6 (5min run, 2min walk x 5). Feels good to have restarted.
Jennifer R encouraged this.
Lesley D Ran 4 miles today, felt suprisingly good! Should I run the same distance tomorrow or less? Not sure.
Lesley D I just ran my first 5K, really excited and ready to train for 10K! Will try running 4 miles tomorrow.
Jenn B encouraged this.
Ron G It was actually an 8.5 mile duration, which is over 13kms. I ran it during the Prince George Labour Day Classic.
Colleen O Ran 2.75 mi today. Had plans to go further but felt the starting of a strain and didn't want to push it into an actual injury.
Tamara A encouraged this.
Kara A Ran my first official 10K last Saturday and my official time was 1:08:14 and a 10:59 pace (68 minutes and a little spare change). I had planned a run walk strategy and once I got started I felt so good I ran the whole distance with no walking. Did ok for my age category (50 to 54) and I placed 55 out of 164 runners (1,493 out of 3285 runners overall). On to the next one at the beginning of October!
Patrina K Classique Herbs run in Tacloban City, Philippines. This is me and my training buddy, running buddy, soccer buddy, number 1 fan and ever adorable honey... :)
Harsh G encouraged this.
Why not ask for some advice from other Challenge takers, or read some of the Challenge guides first?OK, I'll keep working at it!