10k race in 100 days. HELP.
March 26, 2012 10:11 AM Subscribe
Won a place in the Peachtree Roadrace (10k). Now what?
posted by Classic Diner to Health & Fitness (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
It is March 26, and the race is July 4. This gives me 3 months, 1 week, and 2 days or 100 days to make sure I don't injure myself.
I'm a 5'11" and 225 lbs 42 year old male. I know my BMI indicates I am obese (and I know BMI isn't all that and a bag of chips).
At the gym I have been working mostly on the treadmill lately, and now can run 5 miles in an hour with zero additional incline.
I've used couch to 5k in the past and ran a 5k in 30 minutes about 2 years ago.
Should I continue at the gym with the treadmill, or go outside from now on? Any amazing training tips? Any tips to making couch to 10k better? What kind of time should I be proud of?
I have the finest running shoes I've ever owned (ASICS). I'm so-so with technology, I have a pretty mediocre Android phone.