It'll be tough - especially if you don't want to walk it. I'm sure you're aware, but there's an entire body of runners who do the run/walk method created by Jeff Galloway and I understand that there are some people who have achieved personal bests combining running and walking in a race. I used it for a half marathon and it worked really well and I know someone who runs a 2:30 half with the program.
Basically what I'm saying is you can be a perfectionist and not do the race or beat yourself up for having to walk. Or you can accept it as a completely valid way to finish the 10K and achieve a goal.
I say this because the plan I'm using to go from a 5K to a 10K isn't 2 weeks long. It's 8 weeks long. I've seen 5-10K plans that last up to 12 weeks. As someone who suffered injuries trying to add too much distance too quickly, I suggest you consider the implications of being a perfectionist.
Being an injured runner sucks. Recovery sucks. And then you have to build your way back up to the mileage you were at before the injury. Slowly, to avoid another injury. It's not worth it. It's taken me about a year to get back on the road. Mine was achilles related. I know someone with IT band issues after following a proper training plan. You could also cause stress fractures or plantar fasciitis.
If you're not willing to allow yourself to finish the race with some walking, I'd suggest not doing it.
I hate being the bearer of bad news :(
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