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Couch to 10K Training Plan - Week 10

 

It’s less than a month until the Central Health Derby 10K, but you’re nearly there with the distance! The extent of training has increased this week to keep up with the distance, but you’ll still find plenty of time to rest and recuperate.

If you took part in a parkrun last week we hope you enjoyed it, although there isn’t a dedicated 5K run this week they do run every Saturday, but remember to give yourself rest days.

We hope to see lots of you on Wednesday 15th March at the Race Ready Evening at Central Health, 70 Nottingham Road, Spondon, DE21 7NL, from 5-8pm.

Week 10

If you were able to complete your 3.1 mile / 5km continuous run last week, then big congratulations, you’ve reached a significant milestone. Plus, the other good news is that most people find that building on from 5k to 10k is much easier than getting from zero to 5k.

The volume of training increases by another increment this week. The small amount of ‘speed work’ is back after a week’s break, and we continue to push the amount of running in the longest session – session 3.

Completing the final session of the week means that you’ll cover 6 miles in total. So, if you can do that, you can be confident that you can complete the race next month as that’s only ¼ mile further.  We told you getting from 5k to 10k was easier than what you’ve done so far.

Make sure that you continue to look after yourself though. Ensure you keep doing regular strength exercises and stretching as we described in earlier weeks.

If you have any questions about our training plan, or your training in general, don’t forget our coach, Andy, will be available at the race ready clinic on Wednesday (15th March) from 5-8pm.

We will also be holding a 5K training run this Sunday (19th) from Derby Arena at 9am organised with Jog Derbyshire and students from the Sport Management course at the University of Derby. Please see our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/Derby10KSportingFutures) for more information on this, and to register your interest please email events@sporting-futures.org.uk.

Week 10 Recommended Training Sessions

  • Session 1

Warm Up

5 minutes brisk walking

Main Session

Run 5 mins, walk 2 mins

Run 15 mins with fast finish, walk 2 mins: twice

Run 5 mins

Total running time = 40 mins

Cool Down

5 minutes walking, gradually reducing pace

Total Time 56 mins

  • Session 2

Warm Up

5 minutes brisk walking

Main Session

Run 5 mins, walk 2 mins

Run 15 mins, walk 2 mins: twice

Total running time = 35 mins

Cool Down

5 minutes walking, gradually reducing pace

Total Time 51 mins

  • Session 3

Warm Up

½  mile (800m) brisk walking

Main Session

Run ½ mile (800m), walk ¼ mile (400m)

Run 3 miles (4.8k), walk ¼ mile (400m)

Run 1 mile (1600m), walk ¼ mile (400m)

Total running distance = 4.5 miles

Cool Down

½  mile (800m) minutes brisk walking, gradually reducing pace

Total Distance 6 miles

Speed Work

Similar to weeks 7 and 8, speed work is included in Session 1. In the 15-minute running segments, run at a pace that is comfortable for you for the first 12 minutes and then push harder for the last 3 minutes.  However, only do this if you feel able and are not carrying any injury niggles.

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