This is a classic distance. It’s far enough to test you, however not too hard. It requires fitness preparation and tactics. It’s a blend of speed and endurance.
When you train incorporate long and moderate runs. One 90 minute run each week is enough to give you mental lift.
Cut the distance.
Focus on short distances that consolidates speedwork and strength endurance. Run at consistent pace to get better at it.
It will help you to build strength and power. Try not to commit regular error to run up excessively quick and stroll down. Try different range of sessions like longer, steadier runs, hill sprints, fartleks.
Switch to cycling, swimming or gym. Running is not the only way to prepare for 10K. You can switch between sports so you don’t get bored.
Taper your training in the days leading up to the race. During the last week cut the training to 50%.
Walk or cycle the course 2-3 days before the race.
Don’t try anything new on the race day. Avoid clothing that rub in certain areas.
Drink 2 litres of water on the day before race. Don’t drink too much on the stations around the course. Energy bars and gels are not required. When you run a half-marathon you’ll need this extrafuel.
Easy 6/10 effort Steady=7/10 effort Hard=8-8.5/10 effort Recovery=Slow jog. This plan is by runners world.
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