Running a 10K (6.2 miles) is a popular event for runners and can be a stepping stone to taking part in half-marathons and marathons. But no matter your skill level, you must prepare and train for races of all sorts.
Remember to always consult a physician before taking up a new training regimen.
10K Training Plan For Beginners: This plan is perfect for those who are new to running a 10K. You’ll begin your week with strength training followed by a 3-mile run the following day. A mix of cross-training, plyometrics and longer-distance runs are also incorporated throughout the week. Fridays are for rest.
10K Training Plan For Intermediate Runners: The intermediate plan is for runners with a few races under their belts. This training schedule combines strength training and running as well as speed work, tempo runs, plyometrics and cross-training. And of course, as always, rest.
10K Training Plan For Advanced Runners: This training plan is best suited for 10K veterans. The schedule is a bit more demanding, but still incorporates the same core training methods as those above, like strength training, tempo runs, speed work and more. Rest time is interspersed throughout the plan.