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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“First time was very challenging. But with training I had completed three more. Fun and the feeling of pride and accomplishment when you cross the finish line.”
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Nicole N logged 10.00 km of Running in 0:56:55 on 7 May
Had no clue where the turn around was for my route! Ran along a busy street with lots of intersections, had to stop 3 times for a red light, so I wasted about a minute and a half, but this is my finishing time from start to finish with stopping! Still happy about it though! :)
Sasha T First one was on 21st April, second 27th and third on 28th. Now i just need to pick up the speed..
Rochelle M Ran my first 10k last Sunday but didn't have this challenge then. So am marking my 2nd 10km from today for this challenge.
Sartika M I never thought I would be able to join a 10K race. This was my first and hard one as well to do around Northshield, England. Lots of times I thought to give up, but I kept on pushing myself that I can do this! And I did. I finished the race in 53 minutes. There were 2000 runners, men and women. I was the 805 person who reached the finished line, considering the up and down hills to climb as well. My first race was great and I enjoyed it!
Lisa M Hoping to run my first 10K in June, resting with calf injury at minute but physio says should be ok to get back into training in couple of weeks...fingers crossed!!!
Teneke W Mission Accomplished!! I ran my first 'official' 10k on Saturday, March 30, 2013 in City Park, Denver, CO. I completed the Bunny Bolt in 1:14:50. I achieved a personal best in terms of my miles/mile (12.03).
Samanta P Completed the oistins ten k this morning. Forgot to start the running app at the beginning but I made it to the very end. Proud of me!
Angela R I took this challenge to mean running my first 10k race (I've run way more than 10k in training runs)...so I will stay with that and note that I have signed up for a 10k race at the Calgary Marathon on May 26 (just 1 week before my first half marathon)!
Kevin F Ran it this morning. The FastCat 10k in Plainfield, IL. My goal was under an hour....missed it by 26 seconds!! Still very pleased with my performance!!
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!