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I mostly lurk here, but am wanting some input.

I am thinking of registering for a 10k at the end of April. I have done a couple of 5ks in the 30 minute range and want to push myself more. Do you think I could be ready by the end of April? I really want to sign up but just need some encouragement. 

Married August 2009

3 years. 5 losses.

Our rainbow baby boy born 11.16.15

Re: 10k?

  • Look at it this way, you will have 3 months to be ready for it!  I say sign up.  It will be your motivation knowing you have this 10K race in the near future.
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    2012: Running & Race Accomplishments:

    2-12-12: Riverview Winter Fest 4 mile, 34:59 8:45 pace - 23 weeks pregnant
    2-29-12: Leap Year 4 mile, 36:45 9:11 pace - 25.5 weeks pregnant
    3-11-12: Corktown 5K, 28:33 9:13 pace - 27 weeks pregnant
    3-25-12: Rock CF Island Half Marathon, 2:11:03 10:00 pace - 29 weeks pregnant
    4-16-12 Boston Marathon, deferring to 2013
    8-11-12: Run thru Hell 10 mile or 4.8 mile
    9-30-12: Brooksie Way Half Marathon
    10-21-12: Grand Rapids Marathon
    11-22-12: Detroit Turkey Trot 10K

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  • 3 months is more than enough time.  i started the couch-to-5k program in august, did my first 5k in october, and my first 10k in december.

    after the 5k, i used the guideline of adding about 10% more to my distance each week.  (don't ask me where i've read that, but it seemed modest and do-able, so i went with it.)  so i went from doing 3.1 miles each run to 3.5 for a week.  the week after that, i went to about 4 miles each run...and so on and so forth.

    i was more than ready by the time that 10k rolled around...and i have 4 herniated discs and wobbly-azz knees to contend with.  if i can do this, ANYBODY can!


    2012 Races:
    Emerald Nuts Midnight Run (4m) 1/1/12
    Coogan's Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks Run (5k) 3/4/12
    Colon Cancer Challenge (15k) 4/1/12
    Purple Stride NYC (5k) 4/21/12
    Run to Combat Autism (5k) 4/29/12
    RnR Philadelphia (Half Marathon) 9/16/12
  • I say do it!!  If you have been running pretty regularly you will be able to train for it.  We just signed up for a 7k in March but we are using a 10k training plan from so we can sign up for a 10k in May.  They have a 7 week program and a 10 week program you can look at and see which looks best for you.  
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