You can input a recent race time, and then choose your distance that you are training for (they have 10 miles), and input the date of your race, and they will give you a free training plan.
You may want to play with it a little bit, including not doing so much speed workouts, since you are still a relatively new runner. Plus, they don't use much taper at the end of the program, so you may want to play with that a bit too.
But I've used this program for both my half marathons, plus I like to use it even when I'm not training for a race, just to have something to follow.
I would suggest training like you are doing a 1/2 marathon. It's only a difference of 3.1 miles and building to the endurance of running 12 miles (many 1/2 marathon plans only require you to run a minimum of 12 miles prior to race day) will actually help you come race day for your 10-miler. You will definitely have the endurance to run 10 at a faster pace if you are already doing 12! :-) You have plenty of time, so I also recommend taking it nice and slow. No reason to rush.
I'm definitely no expert, but that's how I would go about doing it. And at any rate, best wishes to you!!
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I've browsed through the forum and seen a bunch of related threads, but none quite on point. I've been running for 4 - 5 months now, and I am proud to report that I finished three 10Ks (and a 5-miler). I just learned that I "won" in the lottery for an April 10-miler. So that's tremendous motivation to keep going all winter, but most of the X to Y training I've seen goes from 5K to 10K or HM to M.
Any tips for a newbie trying to go from 10K to 10 miles over the winter? I don't mind running out in the cold at all (actually prefer it to the heat / humidity). I'm just trying to figure out how to make it from here to there over the next four months. Thanks, all!
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