Next goal after C25K?
August 16, 2011 11:12 AM Subscribe
What to do after finishing Couch to 5K?
posted by queens86 to Health & Fitness (12 answers total) 36 users marked this as a favorite
I ran in my first 5K last Saturday, and finished in about 30 minutes. I'm running around 10 minute miles, and I typically run 9-12 miles (three or four 30-min runs) a week. I've been running for about three months total, and just in the past couple weeks has a three-mile run started to feel 'easy.'
I want to increase my mileage (not too concerned about my speed) and start training for a 10K. What's the best way to do this? I'm not in a rush or trying to hit any deadline, I just want to challenge myself a little more.
I found the B210K online, but the workouts seem super long and I don't really want to go back to walking in between running; I'd rather run straight through. What's a reasonable amount to increase my mileage/time by every week? I'd rather go by time than by distance because that's easier for me to track. Should I increase up to, say, 33 mins for a week straight, then 36 mins, etc, or is it better to do something like two 3-mile runs and one 4 mile run?
I looked at Hal Higdon's training page, but I don't want to do all the cross-training, strength training etc-- just run.
Thanks! I'd love to hear where other people went after their first 5K :)