If you’ve already run a few 5Ks, running a 10K is totally doable ¡ª especially if you take time to build up your mileage. Here’s an eight-week beginner training schedule that will help you train and appropriately prep you for your very first 10K race.
1Rest3 milesCT*2.5 miles (race pace)Rest3 miles30 minutes EZ**2Rest3 milesCT3 miles (race pace)Rest3.5 miles35-40 minutes EZ3Rest3.5 milesCT3.5 miles (race pace)Rest4 miles35-40 minutes EZ4Rest4 milesCT3.5 miles (race pace)Rest4.5 miles40-45 minutes EZ5Rest3 milesCT4 miles (race pace)Rest5 miles40-45 minutes EZ6Rest3.5 milesCT3.5 milesRest6 miles40-45 minutes EZ7Rest4 milesCT4 miles (race pace)Rest7 miles40-45 minutes EZ8Rest3 milesCT or Rest3 milesRestRestRace Day
*CT: Cross-train**EZ: Easy run at a comfortable pace
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