This eight week course is designed for those who can comfortably run for 30 minutes and want to move up to the 10km mark. Welcome to Get Running 10km delivered by The Irish Times in association with ForgetTheGym.
10k Week Five
Congratulations on hitting the half way mark, this week we will be looking at adding some variety to your running programme, as well as adding a little speed.
10k Week Six
Welcome to week six of the Get Running 10K programme. If this was a single lap of a track then you'd be coming around the final bend at this stage so well done, you're nearly there. This week Mary has some useful tips on recovering from your runs and introduces exercises into your fartlek training to help build strength - good luck!
10k Week Seven
Welcome to week seven of the Get Running 10k programme. You are only a week away from your goal of running 10k. (That’s six miles on the trot.) In this week’s training plan, Mary maps out your final preparation for the race, from timing your breakfast to smiling at the voices in your head. Take a bow when you do your stretches, and walk tall even if you feel like crawling. You’re nearly there.
10k Week Eight
Welcome to Week 8 of our 10k Get Running programme. You’ve made it to the end and are close to achieving something you might have regarded unthinkable only a few months ago. To help you cross the line, here is Mary Jennings’s guide to preparing for, running and savouring your big run or race; there’s a lot of invaluable information and advice for you to follow and enjoy. Please let us know how you get on: we look forward to running with you throughout the summer. Good luck!
Disclaimer: Running is a strenuous activity and is not without risk. Before embarking on this or any other exercise programme you should consult with your doctor. By participating in the programme you acknowledge that The Irish Times, ForgetTheGym or their agents cannot be held liable for any injuries or other problems that may occur as a result.