Incredibly, after being involved in road running since 1982 and performance coaching since 1984, I finally have to admit that I was a touch of an elitist, and considered that everyone should be running sub 60 minutes for 10km.
At least, that should be the standard aimed for in your first year of running. I can now thankfully say; that I have new respect for those training to achieve a sub 60 minute. We didn’t even have the schedules under the 10k Training Program section.
I have added the new sub 60 minute 10km Program to Time-to-Run and I can ultimately thank Sophie on the island of Lanzarote, for putting me straight on me now realising that runners trying to achieve this goal, are as serious about their running, just as those training towards sub 50 minutes for 10km.
The new sub 60 minute 10km program is no different to the sub 50 minute schedule (except for the pace), and therefore should make stepping up to the sub 55 minute program (which is to follow shortly) easier and from there onto the sub 50 minute training.
I am hoping that the new programs will indeed find an audience and that the runners are able to use them to enhance their training and running.