10 weeks to 10K: Week 6 – Balancing act can help stretch you to limit but make use of rest

Make Aberdeen’s longest-running road race your latest challenge!

Welcome to your 10 weeks to 10K training plan.

Whether you have ran the race before or are looking to set yourself a new challenge, Sport Aberdeen’s health and wellness team will be on hand every Saturday to offer you training advice to help keep you motivated and get you ready for the race on Sunday, May 20.

There will be two plans available every week, one for beginner runners to follow to get you ready for the race and one for people who have run before but are looking to set a new PB.

For more information on the race and how to sign up please visit the Sport Aberdeen website: www.sportaberdeen.co.uk/bhge-10k

Briony Stewart,

Week 6 – Balancing act can help stretch you to limit but make use of rest

This week Briony Stewart, health and wellness advisor at Sport Aberdeen, looks at how to balance a return to the intensities of interval training with recovery sessions designed to soothe muscle pain and keep you training at your best:

Well done on managing to up your intensity and length of runs in week five.

It’s now time for us to go back to the interval training you practised before, but running longer distances and resting shorter in between.

If you have any niggling aches at this point, this is when you may want to consider having a rest if you need to because you will have to be prepared for a lot of running in the coming weeks.

During week six you will have three rest days, but I would encourage you – on two of those days – to take advantage of them by doing a 15-minute stretch and look into using foam rollers, as they are a great way to help those sore muscles recover.

Your Week 6 training plan: