10K Training Schedule

Couch To 10K Training Plan Review

I've just added a new review to join the Hal Higdon 10k training program review and the Jeff Galloway 10k running plan critiques. This one is for the ever popular couch to 10k running plan.

You can read why we think this one is probably the best option for beginners.

Although it does have some drawbacks such as a little too high a volume of running, it does use a variety of training techniques however which are the fast track route to getting fitter whilst spending less time doing it.

There are many benefits to using this program. It's one of the most popular running programs alongside its baby brother, the evergreen couch to 5k plan. You can read our honest thoughts and opinions right here - couch to 10k

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How To Train For A 10K Race

How you train for a 10k race will depend on 4 very different and completely unique factors. Here they are...

#1 Your current level of fitness. Are you fit and active at the moment or could you lovingly be described as a couch potato?

#2 Your running experience. Have you ever done any running before? Are you a casual runner now, is the 10k your next step up on the running ladder?

#3 Do you have any injuries or old niggles especially around the knees, hips and back. If you do have any existing problems with these areas then you must get them looked at before you start otherwise there's a very real chance they could get worse.

#4 Are you suffering from any health concerns. Do you take medication or are you pregnant.

All these factors will have a bearing on how you train for a 10k race and how quickly you progress. Go here to read more - train for a 10k

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What Makes A Good 10K Training Schedule?

Here are three things you need to look for in a 10km running plan which will help you to improve fast while keeping you motivated and committed.

1. There must be direction and planning in your training, you must run regularly and do more as time goes on. You need to have carefully positioned action free days so you can rest and recuperate.

2. There needs to be a selection of running programs to do so you can start from the level you feel is the very best in your case.

If this is the first time you've ever tried to run before, you'll have to ease in to it. If you’ve worked for a greater fitness level and also been a recreational or competitive runner in the past then your starting place is probably not too far back.

3. You must use up to date training techniques that every one of the top runners are choosing today, any worthwhile 10 km running schedule should be able to offer you assistance on the best way to attempt them. Making use of these strategies is going to speed up your improvements and reduce the time you need to put in to working out.

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