comeNow do this with me: I’m going to run a 10K. Yes, you there. You are going to do it.
I want you to actually say it out loud—to me, to your family, to your friends—because there is power in saying a goal. It makes it real, but it also makes it achievable. And now that you’ve spoken that goal into existence, I can’t wait to help you get there with a 10K (6.2 mile) training plan that I truly believe can help anyone cross the finish line.
You’ll find that throughout the six weeks there’s lots of walking and different types of exercise – not just running. And I promise you that this mix of yoga, strength training, walking, power walking, jogging, running and stretching will take your running or walking game to the next level.
Distance running can be difficult. There will be days when you can’t wait to run out the door and start logging those miles (yes, I promise, it’s going to happen!) but there will also be days when just putting on your shoes feels impossible. Listen to your body these two days. This plan is meant to be accessible, doable and flexible. After all, this plan is for you.
I designed it to progress in increments. Whether you’re a newbie (welcome!) or a seasoned runner (hello!), the best way to progress toward a goal is to go slow and steady. We’re going to avoid plateaus by adding a minute, two, or three here and there. We are going to train strong and we are going to rest. We’re going to do long runs and we’re going to have short walks. It all serves the same goal.
And above all, remember, attitude is everything. Never deny your feelings, and take that break when you need it. But if you can prepare yourself to move forward, you’ll be in a better mental place and that will translate into your running.
I can’t wait to cross the finish line with you. Let’s go!
Our beginner 10K training plan