This is a great 8 week training programme for a 10k race. I am going to give The Biddenham 10k a go and hopefully will be able to drag a few clients around with me!!?

The Biddenham 10k is on September the 27th so from next week we have 8 weeks to go…perfect!

If you have any questions about this programme or would like any advice with regards to your running training, technique, how to improve your times or how to get started running..please get in touch.  

This programme is geared toward runners who can run 3 miles comfortably and can run 4 to 5 days per week.

Notes about the schedule:

Mondays and Fridays: Mondays and Fridays are rest days. Don’t ignore rest days — they’re important to your recovery and injury prevention efforts. Your muscles build and repair themselves during your rest days. So if you run every day, you’re not going to gain much strength and you’re increasing your risk of injury.

Tuesdays and Saturdays: After you warm up run at a comfortable pace for the designated mileage.

Wednesdays: Do a cross training or CT activity (such as biking or swimming) at an easy to moderate effort for 45 to 50 minutes.

Thursdays: These distances should be run at your 10K race pace. If you’re not sure what that pace is, run at a speed that you think you could hold for 6.2 miles.

Sundays: Sundays are active recovery days. Run at an easy (EZ), comfortable pace to help loosen up your muscles. Or, you can do a run/walk combination.

You can switch days to accommodate your programme. So, if you prefer to workout on a Monday or Friday, it’s fine to swap a rest day for a run day.

10K Advanced Beginner Schedule

Monday Tuesday Weds Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
1 Rest 3 m run CT 2.5 m run (race pace) Rest 3 m run 30 min EZ
2 Rest 3 m run CT 3 m run (race pace) Rest 3.5 m run 35-40 min EZ
3 Rest 3.5 mi run CT 3.5 m run (race pace) Rest 4 m run 35-40 min EZ
4 Rest 4 m run CT 3.5 m run (race pace) Rest 4.5 m run 40-45 min EZ
5 Rest 3 m run CT 4 m run (race pace) Rest 5 m run 40-45 min EZ
6 Rest 3.5 m run CT 3.5 m run (race pace) Rest 6 m run 40-45 min EZ
7 Rest 4 m run CT 4 m run (race pace) Rest 7 m run 40-45 min EZ
8 Rest 3 m run CT or Rest 3 m run Rest Rest 10K Race!