Well, this makes me feel better!
I was getting panicked about my upcoming 10K. But looking back on my calendar, it turns out I only trained 16 days for my last one. I didn’t run at all from the 10th Janurary 2014 until the 1st March and my 10K race was on the 16th March.
I had it in my head that I had trained for months. Ha.
Most 10k training plans are around 8 weeks long. But this goes to shows that you don’t need to train that far in advance. I mean, you should, if you want a decent time. But it’s not a necessity.
I would say that when I started training for this, I was probably just as good as a beginner. I had been slacking on running and had lost my fitness.
In 16 days, I had been able to shave off almost 2 minuets off my average pace!
My 10K Training Plan
Let’s look at my pre-race runs in a little more detail: