10k Training Guide
After youve built up a good base and feel good about 5ks and below, you might want to consider running a 10k. Although it is only 6.2 miles, a 10k is a completely different animal than a 5k and requires a bit more of a serious training approach. You will need to work much harder on all fronts, as well as be comfortable calculating your own pace chart. In this type of race, it is very easy to burn out quickly and find yourself demoralized as you get passed over and over again. You are much better off taking it easy early and then pushing yourself once you get into a rhythm. In this guide, we arent going to lay out a specific training chart because I am assuming you have a better knowledge of your current level than I do. Instead we are going to talk about what you need to include in your routine on a general level. Since I have no idea where you are in your training, it would serve no purpose to lay out a specific guide that might either be too easy or too difficult. So, with that being said lets talk about some 10k training.