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I need to prepare for a 10K in a week. This is my first 10K and till now I can only run 4K continuously.

I have problems of acidity which affects my run every other week once. How do I get ahead of all this? and still manage to complete the 10K. I really wish to do that.

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Take a look at the Galloway Run-Walk program.

The harsh reality is that in a week, if you can only run 4k continuously right now, you will not be able to run 10k in a week. Your best bet if you really want to do it, is some sort of the above, where you run 1k, walk .5k, etc. Get used to the idea that you WILL be walking if you go ahead and do the 10k.

If you try to run the entire thing, you WILL cramp, you will most likely be miserable, and end up walking a large portion anyway (If you manage to finish).

Be smart, and you can finish the 10k in relative comfort. Then you can start working on building up endurance for future events.

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    I'm in the middle of a 10K right now and I'm cramping up, how can I finish without walking? --sent from my iPhone – Noumenon Aug 16 '15 at 2:10
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    Hey!Thank you @JohnP . Just to update, I completed a 10.5KM run-walk today morning. Of which I completed 7KM in 56 mins of which 6KM was running.Rest 3.5 KM were a walk. I have been Run-walking 4KM every other day since Jan 2013. The last few weeks I've started tracking and going for longer runs. I feel high spirited for the marathon. I hope I can make it. – RGTest Aug 16 '15 at 4:06
  • @RohanGada - Cool! Just to point out though, there is a big difference between a 10k and a marathon. A marathon is a little over 40k in distance. :) – JohnP Aug 17 '15 at 2:21
  • Yeah,I do know that. Thanks :) Should I scale up every day from now?increase the run length I mean – RGTest Aug 17 '15 at 2:25
  • You shouldn't increase every day. No more than 5% or so every couple weeks for total run distance. – JohnP Aug 17 '15 at 13:56

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