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
Week 5 – Parkrun can push training up a level and help refocus
In this week’s 10 weeks to 10K, Sport Aberdeen health and wellness team member Michael Watson gives you some midway motivation:
We’re halfway there already! All smooth sailing from here … is what I’d like to say, but unfortunately this is where you’ll be tested most.
You’ve reached a peak in your training, but now it’s time to double down on that goal and make sure you smash it.
With our beginners it’s time to put all that interval training into effect and go for a steady pace consistently. We’ll be aiming for a non-stop 5km run this week.
For our more regular runners we’ll be heading for 8km.
Don’t let doubt destroy your focus here guys, you’ve got this.
The finish line is in sight – keep calm and carry on (even with heavy legs).
If you need a little bit of extra encouragement to hit your 5K this week, check out one of the North-east’s parkruns, which are totally free and see hundreds of runners of all levels take part.
Routes include the beachfront, around Hazlehead Park and more. The beach route even takes in some of the BHGE 10K race route.
They take place on Saturday mornings, so you may have to move your rest day to Sunday. But it’ll be worth it if you manage to go the distance surrounded by like-minded runners.
To register, which means your time can be recorded by organisers, and to find out more, visit www.parkrun.org.uk
Your week 5 training plan: