I’m a little uncomfortable posting this. It means I really need to commit to what I say… which is training for and running a 10-Mile race in three months. Here’s the basic plan I’ve outlined for a 10-miler training plan.
10-Miler Training Plan
Essentially I need to have one long run a week, progressively becoming longer up through race day. I want to make sure to go to yoga at least once a week. Yoga is a great cross-training method for me. I know I need to do more ab work, leg and arm work – so I added in at least one day a week for strength-training.
In the past I’ve done my long runs on Saturdays but I’m not really feeling weekend workouts lately. I’ve been loving sleeping in and really enjoying some rest and recovery – both physically, and mentally from the week. I’m going to try long run Fridays, with the idea that I can always move them to Saturday if weather is really bad. For the most part I know I need to be running outside though in order to build up endurance.
I have two rest days in there and then two other days to run shorter distances or cross-train. Daily walks with Lulu are in addition to my above plan. Gulp. My 10-Miler Training Plan is out there now. Now I need to do this!
I’ve run several 10 mile race and this plan was helpful to me. I hope it helps you as well as you train for a 10 Mile race or a longer race. Once you can run a 10 Miler an easy transition is to tack on three miles and run a half-marathon. There are many ten mile races in the spring, so it’s a great time to start training for your race.