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Training

There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all training program. Find one you like then make it your own.

Embrace your pace

The 10K distance is very popular with beginner runners, especially those who have done a 5K race but don’t feel they’re quite ready to take on the half-marathon. As a test of both speed and endurance, this distance combines the best aspects of the 5K and marathon.

Keep in mind, of course, that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all training program. While the 10K training schedules offered here are solid and dependable, you should feel free to tinker with them and make them your own.

Training plans coming soon.

Training FAQs:

How far is a 10K in miles?

In miles, a 10K race is 6.2 miles long

How much time do I need to train for a 10K?

The training period you will need for a 10K race depends on numerous factors, including your current fitness level, your running experience, and your goals for the race. Beginner runners who have never done a 10K before should plan to train anywhere from 8 to 10 weeks, depending on their starting point.

What advice would you give a new runner?

Don’t do too much too soon. Don’t feel like you have to go out and start running every single day. Build up your runs at your own pace.

How often should beginners run?

No more than three times a week. We recommend starting out running every other day or every third day. Be sure to cross train and do other things you love doing.