Ask Coach Julia: How to pace a 10K race

One of the biggest mistakes I see with both beginner and experienced runners is a tendency to run the various race distances at the exact same pace. They’ll start their 5K, 10K or marathon at a nice easy pace and stay at that same speed until they cross the finish line. Obviously, the longer the distance the slower you need to go; the shorter the distance the faster you need to speed up.

So how do you pace a race to make sure you finish with a nice performance? In this video I take the 10K race as an example and give you my super easy formula for figuring out your target pace.

If you’ve got a running question, please zap us a line and I’ll tackle it in a future video!