running_wallpaper_hdFirst off, Congratulations!! Coming here is a big 1st step, and 1st steps are always the hardest. Regardless of whether you have already committed to running this 10K or you’re simply interested in learning more about it, you should be proud of yourself for making it this far. Now let’s spend the next 12 weeks working together to get you across that finish line!

This blog will support and highlight our 12-week 10K training plan, which is designed to take the average person with little to no running experience to completing their first 10K by 10-15-2016. At the beginning of each week, we will use the blog to post that week’s training program and discuss training-related issues, including everything from running to nutrition to recovery, as well as equipment and race day preparations.

We have designed this program for everyone. (We can all spare 25 minutes, 3 times a week.) It does not matter how “in-shape” you are. It does not matter how “busy” you are. This program is designed for you.

The first 5 weeks of this program consist of 3 workouts per week. Each training day includes a brief warm-up period, followed by a combination of walking and jogging to help your body prepare for running the full 10K. As we get closer to the event, we increase that to 4 workouts per week. The program starts off with short, light workouts (no longer than 25 minutes) and then slowly progresses week to week, and, in just 12 short weeks, you will be running the full 10K (without stopping)!!

We’re excited to help and support you throughout these next 12 weeks. Please let us know if you have any training- or nutrition-related issues that you’d like for us to cover. Otherwise, we look forward to working with you and watching you cross that finish line on 10/15/2016.

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