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Hi WS,
Welcome to the RF.

Can't give you any tips for Sub 40 10k runs but Im sure others on the site will be able to help! Thats a really good time!

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Welcome, cool name.

I will be happy to give you sub 40min 10K advice...

...once I get there. In the meantime would you like to give some advice to get me to sub 50 :p . I would even settle for sub 55.
 

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New to this site and good tips for sub 40 10k times I am currently managing 42 minutes
Welcome to the site. Best tip I can give you (since you currently run 10k in 42 minutes) is to run 20 seconds per mile faster than you currently are (6:26 rather than 6:46) ;)
 

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Well, as somebody who can run a sub 40 10k, the secret is training, training and training. Run 30+ miles per week, and make sure you do two long runs a week (10-15 miles) Once in a while throw in a 5k speed session.
 

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Howdy Water Station... what does your current training load look like?

JBBury does speak sense in that it will most likely just be a case of upping the training a bit - or even just changing what you're already doing a little...

Let us know how you're going at the moment, run lengths, times, and frequencies and I'm sure people will offer their advice ;) If you don;t want to get into detail, just try and get yourself out the door more often, and for longer periods, and push harder - pretty simple advice but it'll work ;)
 

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what is it about the 42 minute barrier... that's where I'm stuck as well
 

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Well, as somebody who can run a sub 40 10k, the secret is training, training and training. Run 30+ miles per week, and make sure you do two long runs a week (10-15 miles) Once in a while throw in a 5k speed session.
Thanks for that advice. That is something I had in mind, to run a few longer runs and to go up from 2 to 3 runs a week. I currently do 8ks at 33/34 mins twice a week. Bit hot out there this morning mind.:push:
 

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Welcome, cool name.

I will be happy to give you sub 40min 10K advice...

...once I get there. In the meantime would you like to give some advice to get me to sub 50 :p . I would even settle for sub 55.
I can only say keep at it and do a few shorter fast runs floowed by sprint /jog runs as well and hopefully your stamina will improve.
 

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what is it about the 42 minute barrier... that's where I'm stuck as well
I don't know it is damn frustrating. I did the British 10k in London and was sure to do 40mins as I was bang on 4mins kilometres up to the 7k marker,l I saw the clock at 41:30 as I approached the finished and was gutted. !!!
 

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Howdy again Water Station, just a quick observation, if you're running 8k twice a week at the moment, I'm very confident you'll smash the 40min barrier if you were to add another run of around 10miles and ideally a fourth run in the week somewhere (maybe 7miles?). Consistant training is key to improvement - and it sounds like you're fairly talented as it is ;)
 

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Howdy again Water Station, just a quick observation, if you're running 8k twice a week at the moment, I'm very confident you'll smash the 40min barrier if you were to add another run of around 10miles and ideally a fourth run in the week somewhere (maybe 7miles?). Consistant training is key to improvement - and it sounds like you're fairly talented as it is ;)
HI Thanks for that advice and I will certainly be giving it a go. Am I talented enough?? not sure about that, but I would love to get faster and be amongst the top county runners. I don't belong to a running club so maybe if I did I would get all the advice and training I need !!!
 

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Joining a club would do a fantastic amount for your running... I knocked around 3.5mins off my 10k PB (from 40:53 to 37:18) having trained with a club for a little under 6months :)

I say you're talented as you're obviously capable of putting in some pretty good 10k times off minimal training - so inevitably you'll be capable of a lot more. The jump from 40mins to 30mins though may take quite a bit longer ;)
 

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Joining a club would do a fantastic amount for your running... I knocked around 3.5mins off my 10k PB (from 40:53 to 37:18) having trained with a club for a little under 6months :)

I say you're talented as you're obviously capable of putting in some pretty good 10k times off minimal training - so inevitably you'll be capable of a lot more. The jump from 40mins to 30mins though may take quite a bit longer ;)
Richard, I think I will concentrate purely on sub 40 10ks I would die trying to reach 30 mins and would never get there anyhow !! I am quite an independent runner so joining a club may not suit me. Your times are very good, what is your next target 35 mins?
 

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Im quite an independant runner as well but really looking forward to joining my local club. Its free to try out the club so if I don't like it I don't loose anything. Will give them a go anyway as I want to have some expert advice on my running style and hopefully prepare me for 10k runs and improve my 1/2 marathon times.

You never know, you might like it :) Its good to push yourself against others. I reckon you can still be independant in a club as at the end of the day, its your race.

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Im quite an independant runner as well but really looking forward to joining my local club. Its free to try out the club so if I don't like it I don't loose anything. Will give them a go anyway as I want to have some expert advice on my running style and hopefully prepare me for 10k runs and improve my 1/2 marathon times.

You never know, you might like it :) Its good to push yourself against others. I reckon you can still be independant in a club as at the end of the day, its your race.

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I will think about it but as I am close to 40 I will be classed as a veteran next year:( and may not get into a club locally.
 
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