10k Running Plan for Beginners

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Posted on August 28, 2014 by Kate Halsall

On the 11th of September, we start our Motive8 Running club at our Fitness Studio at Saxton. Starting it on this date gives participants 10 weeks to get ready for the Abbey Dash 10k; but a lot of people leave it to last minute to decide to enter a race and as such we don’t give ourselves the luxury of 10 weeks! Running clubs are ideal for people who have got the running bug, regardless of what distance (if any) they can run. Our running club for example, doesn’t focus on distance running, it focuses on the type of training that a lot of runners neglect – plyometric training, resistance training, tempo training, stretching and so on. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or a beginner you can benefit from these types of sessions, we just leave it to you to do the actual running bit! But of course, we like to help….so as well as publishing tips for runners, we’ve also been nice and put together an 8 week 10k Running Plan For Beginners.

Our plan is based on 3 sessions a week, and acts as a good beginning runners guide. The key elements of the plan that we need to remember is that it’s just a guide. Its also based on distance as opposed to speed. If you can’t run as much, or can run further than specified – no problem! Amend the plan to suit you. The point is that as a beginner to running you need to increase your pace and distance gradually over several outings; you need to be flexible with your approach. We’ve included one session as a conditioning/cross training day. If you’re unable to make the Motive8 Running Club, try a circuit or bootcamp class, or hit the gym for a resistance and interval training work out.