To follow this programme you must have already run the 10 km distance in 55 minutes.
Ideally, your sessions should be on Wednesday and Sunday to keep your week as balanced as possible. In any event, there must be a day of rest between each run.
Every week you will do a session at your target pace (12km/h = 5 minutes per kilometre) and an endurance session.
On the fast sessions, you must find the pace that you can maintain for all your repetitions.
If you cannot maintain the required running pace, you must fall back to the "running the 10 km distance in less than an hour" programme.
If the required paces seem too easy, you can always choose a more ambitious programme.
You can also stick to this programme by adapting the sessions to the race pace, at your convenience.
Given the sequence of sessions and efforts made, a little fatigue may set in.
Take care of yourself, change into some dry clothes after running, follow our nutritional advice, maintain a healthy lifestyle and everything will be fine!
Having nearly arrived at your objective, make the most of this week to test the equipment you will use on the day of the race and your nutrition.