Samantha W first 10km race on sunday, 3 in training
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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“Getting caught up on Challenges that I have took & completed in 2013. I ran 3 10k races in 2013 improving my time each time I raced. Pb'd on my 3rd 10k race with a time of 47:58”
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Lindy S Out on a group training run, and as the group came to a stop my watch said there was another 1.2 km to go before my first 10km, so I ran on to get the last bit done too! Hey presto, my first 10km done! :D
Kevin G encouraged this.
Chris D Happy day that is today! Missed it by a handful of kms a couple of weeks back. But an increased mileage week pretty much sealed the deal.
Remco V Last sunday it was race time, the weather was perfect a bit chill in the beginning but after the first KM it was fine. Though being it an official measured and timed race it was not about true speed, Really!! With 50% of the track consisting of 400 year old cobblestones I prefered to save my knees and ankles and managed to race in 47:50. Next up is 10 English Miles in Amsterdam. (but first a few mountain bike races)
Denise S Did my first 10k yesterday in 1:39:51. It was a training run with periods of walking. More running than walking which is a huge step forward for me. Planning on completing a half marathon in October and I'm entered in several 5k's both live timed events and virtual races.
Jeff C encouraged this.
Ronan P I just started running in Feb, I've done a 4 mile and two 5k in the last 3 weeks. I'm hoping to do my first 10k in 6-8 weeks. It's going to take a lot of hard work but I'm really looking forward to it. I'm doing 4:49-4:59/km now so hope to keep that pace and just increase the distance.
Jane H answered the question do you need to be in running phase for the rest of this challenge?
Hi Charles, well the challenge is to run your first 10k so that is what I would be aiming for, without walking. If you feel you need to walk, just slow right down to an easy jog.
Richard H encouraged this.
is it straight like 8 min per mile the whole 10k? or can you rest like do some walking?
Kevin G Been breaking HM training into 11.12km and 10km splits for pacing purposes. I love the 10km distance
Kat B Did my regular run on the treadmill which I noted is 4 miles or about 6.4 km. When I have the energy, 10k will be challenging but fun!
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!
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