I like running 10ks, because they’re the best of the shorter and longer distance races. Sometimes, you want more distance than a 5k provides, but you don’t want to commit to training for a half-marathon. This 10k training plan is one that I try to follow closely whenever I have an upcoming race, because I think it provides a nice balance of running, cross training, and days off. I’ve also included my workout playlist that keeps me motivated and energized.
10k Training Plan
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I’ve adapted this training plan from Women’s Health to fit my needs (for example, Tuesdays are usually pretty hectic days for me, so I chose Tuesdays to be my day off). It’s super easy to switch the days around to meet your needs and schedule.
Also, you don’t have to be running a 10k to use my training plan! If you’re running a 5k (3.1 miles), I would go through with the plan up to week 5, and cut all of the running distances in half (run 1 mile instead of 2, etc). For an 8k (5 miles), I would go through with the plan up to week 5 as well, but run the full distances on the chart.
10k Workout Playlist
Over the next few weeks, I’ll also be curating the perfect playlist for race day! I like to listen to a lot of EDM when I run, as well as upbeat pop hits from artists like Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake, and Beyonce. Some of my current favorite are listed below – be sure to follow us on Twitter (@theswirlblog) for more music updates as my training progresses!
- Roses – The Chainsmokers, ROZES
- Hello – Martin Solveig & Dragonette
- Sorry – Justin Bieber
- Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd
- Countdown – Beyonce
- New Scene (CRNKN Remix) – Felix Cartal
- CAN’T STOP THE FEELING – Justin Timberlake
Are you running a race in the next few months? How are you training for it? I’d love to hear from you in the comments or on Twitter, and make sure you follow us (@theswirlblog) on Twitter and Pinterest for updates on my training and workout playlist!