*Calling all runners: Running in a 10k!

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  1. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    Hi everyone! [​IMG] If anyone here often runs or used to run a lot (track and field, cross country, road races, etc...), I would appreciated if if you could offer some advice for me.

    I'll shorten it up...Basically, I have a little less than 2 weeks to get in shape for a 10k road race. I procrastinated and put it off until now and now I need to get in shape for it. Any ideas/advice on how to do so? I'm not actually training to race in it, but I'm going to use it as a hard workout day so that U don't peak or wear myself out before cross country pre-season starts (which starts a week or so after the race).
    I went for a quick 2-mile run yesterday, and I plan to run with some of my teammates from the cross country team tomorrow. What else could I do in the next 2 weeks that would help me?

    Thanks!
     
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  2. 6chix

    6chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its a bit late to start training now.I would go for a 2-3 mile run 3 times a week until race day and hope you can finish. Even if you need to walk out the last couple miles...you still finished. I am currently returning to running after a slow healing knee injury and will eventually get back to 35-40 miles a week running 4 days. My favorite distance is the half marathon my best time is 1:29, not bad for a guy over 50...LOL
     
  3. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    Quote:I know, I know...I shouldn't have put it off until now. [​IMG] [​IMG] Although it's not as bad as it seems, because even though I didn't run on a specific schedule/routine, I'm usually pretty active during the summer, like swimming and other sports.

    It should be fine though...A couple years ago, when I had just started running in cross country and barely did any running at all, I ran about 6 miles without stopping. And that was before I had barely any experience with running at all.
     
  4. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    Hey guys! [​IMG] The 10k went great; it was kind of humid and hot out, and it was definitely a challenge, but I at least finished. My time was 1:02:01, which I'm fine with, after all I didn't really train for it and I was pretty much running it for fun. All in all, even if it didn't seem that great when I got about halfway through and thought, "Why am I doing this?!", it was a great experience running with about 7,000 other people, despite the fact that I was extremely sore for a few days afterwords. [​IMG]
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Well done to have finished that race with so little training-- a testament to the fact that you must be in excellent physical condition. [​IMG]
     
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Can someone tell me what the "K" means?? Is it miles?? So you did a 10 mile race?? [​IMG]
    I cant get 10ft down the road before i get out of breath... [​IMG]
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    "K" is short for kilometers. A 10 K is 6.2+ miles.
     

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