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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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“Getting caught up on Challenges that I have took & completed in 2013. I ran 3 10k races in 2013 improving my time each time I raced. Pb'd on my 3rd 10k race with a time of 47:58”

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Ryon F Run your first 10k Challenge

Contributorbronze Ryon F I've never run an official 10k before, though I have run that far in one stretch before, only once that I remember, and it was a couple of years ago. I am signing up for one in October. Aiming for a lofty sub 50:00.

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Nice one Ryon, enjoy your first 10k and hopefully you'll get under your 50:00 target.

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Alex D Run your first 10k Challenge

Contributorgold Alex D Have run 10k lots of times before but not since the back and neck problems, and my chiropractor has only just OKed me to run that far, gently increasing distance. Hoping to do it later this month so taking this challenge for my first 10k since Sept.

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Kevin G Run your first 10k Challenge

Sports-iqgold Kevin G answered the question 10k training program/app

Serecting, difficult to answer without knowing your previous running history, fitness level etc however a 12 week plan is a sensible timescale, 4 weeks for building a solid base of running conditioning, 4 weeks to up...

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