What is the mileage for a 10K?

A 10K race, which is 6.2 miles, is ideal for experienced runners who are looking for more of a challenge. It’s the second most popular race after the half marathon and requires a fitness level that balances strength, energy, and endurance.

Do I need to fuel during a 10K?

If you have adequately fuelled your body the evening and morning before the event, you should have enough stored energy in your body to run your 10K without requiring any extra fuel during.

How far is 10K on a track?

10,000 Meters. This is 25 laps around the track (6.2 miles) (10k).

How much should I taper for a 10K?

This varies depending on your training, but a 5K runner might do 3 x 1 mile intervals at race pace, while a 10K specialist might do 6 x 1 mile or 3 x 2 miles. Allow yourself at least 10–12 days between this workout and your race.

What is a good 10 mile time?

What is a good 10 mile time? A good 10 mile time is 01:22:34. This is the average 10 mile time across all ages and genders.

Should you drink water during a 10k?

During runs Only water is necessary during 5k and 10k events. Drink 4oz every 15 minutes.

How long should you rest after a 10k run?

If you weren’t racing your event, then taking fewer recovery days is fine. For example, if you were racing a 10k you should take 6 days’ recovery but if your run effort wasn’t all-out such as if you were running at marathon pace or moderately as a fun run then taking between 2 and 6 days is fine.

Is 10k a long run?

The long run is generally anything from 5 to 25 miles and sometimes beyond. Typically if you are training for a marathon your long run may be up to 20 miles. If you’re training for a half it may be 10 miles, and 5 miles for a 10k. In most cases, you build your distance week by week.

When should I start tapering for a 10K?

For a 10k race it is advisable to start your taper period 7-10 days before the race. Start off by reducing the volume of workouts so your legs feel fresh and strong. It is a bit of a balancing act so, play around and see what is the right balance for you to reach our personal best.