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10k running has become increasingly popular over the years. At 6.1 miles, it’s a distance that should not be underestimated. In these guides we’ll share tips for 10k running, including how to increase running distance from 5k to 10k, what to eat before running 10k, and a 10k running plan for beginners and intermediate runners.

7 of the best running workouts to build endurance, strength and speed 

Running is one of the most popular sports in the world. It’s accessible and simple to start running – all you really need is motivation and some gear and off you go. Whether you’ve been running for a few months or a few years, the time normally comes when you want to learn how to …

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How many miles is a 10k? 10k training plan for your first 10k race

The 10k is one of the most popular running distances along with the 5k. It attracts high levels of participation across the globe. Its popularity lies in the fact that the 10k distance is long enough to represent a challenge, but short enough to remain accessible to a beginner runner. If you’re training for your …

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Running VO2 Max charts: What is good VO2 Max for my age and gender?

There are many ways to track your fitness levels, from heart rate to calories burned to steps walked to miles run. Many of these fitness markers can be tracked and measured using a GPS running watch or running app.  However, there’s one fitness marker that cannot be measured using your watch or a running app: …

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Carb loading for runners: Foods to eat and mistakes to avoid

For many runners, carb loading is done the week before a long-distance run or race. Carb loading for runners is a well-known race strategy to help you perform better on race day.  You may have heard of the term ‘carb loading’ in the running community. For many long distance runners, it’s a rite of passage …

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What do I need on race day? The ultimate running race day checklist

When you train for your first half marathon for months and months, it can be a challenge to know what to bring on race day. This is where a running race day checklist comes in very handy! With all the excitement, fear and nerves, it can be easy to forget to take essential items with …

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The ultimate beginner 10k training plan

Many runners go on to run a 10k having completed a 5k – it’s the natural next milestone on their running journey. My beginner 10k training plan is aimed at new runners looking to increase their mileage. It’s also great for more advanced runners looking for a gentle schedule. Before I share my training plan, …

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21 of the best motivational running quotes for race day

When you’ve trained for months, running a race of any distance is a huge achievement. Many runners like to use inspiring and motivational running quotes for race day to get them into the winning state of mind and across the finish line.  In fact, Strava’s largest ever study on running motivation found that the finish …

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When will running races start again? 5 important things to know

With the lifting of lockdown restrictions in the UK, many people are wondering when will running races start again.  March 2020 was the last time a large running event was able to take place ‘normally’. I participated in the Cambridge Half Marathon in early March and little did we know that a few weeks later …

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