Having worked out with Joe Wicks in the living room, completed couch to 5km and participated in the local Parkrun it’s time for the next challenge, running 10km.
Doubling the distance can be intimidating but it’s a fulfilling distance to train for, it won’t take over your whole life and following a few simple steps you’ll be able to see huge improvements quickly.
So, what better way to enter the autumn than with a plan ready to challenge yourself, push your limits, and explore new areas outdoors. If it's been a while since you last exercised or you have any health issues or concerns, talk to your doctor before starting a new running routine.
Read on to find out how to progress safely through the stages of running your first 10km.
We are often asked what it is like to run in the mountains. The easiest way to explain this is to suggest you watch this film which encapsulates the experience of running along stunning mountain trails high above the valley of Chamonix, France. Chamonix is often referred to as the world capital of 'alpine mountaineering', but is fast gaining a reputation as a major trail running destination. The sensation of running through alpine meadows, taking in stunning views, while enjoying the physical sensation of running 'free' is not to be missed.
Preparation is underway in the Chamonix valley for the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc 2014 - probably the greatest ultramarathon in the world. With just 10 days to go, the race always creates a unique buzz around the whole Mt Blanc massif, not just in France - but also along the winding trails in Italy and Switzerland. Clare Abram of ultrarunning.com has written a good intro article on preparing to run this epic race - to read it click here