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.ush: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.
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.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 . I would even settle for sub 55.
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. !!!what is it about the 42 minute barrier... that's where I'm stuck as well
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 !!!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
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?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
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.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.