This is a 10 week training plan designed for beginner or improving runners who are targeting a sub 60 minute road 10km event (6.1 miles) and has been prepared by Dr Garry Palmer.
Over the period of 70 days, the plan firstly builds training volume, then adds in a significant level of threshold (close to race pace) running and ends with a 2 week taper. The taper in achieved by reducing both volume and duration of the sessions, whilst maintaining intensity. It is designed to get you to the start line in the best possible shape, and carefully takes consideration of overload and recovery.
The plan is best targeting to individuals who have been running a minimum of 3 days per week for at least the previous 3-6 weeks in a preparation phase. It also assumes they are happy/able to run 5km continuously in one run without stopping.
The plan is focused on using heart rate based zone running for both steady aerobic efforts and interval sessions. However the athlete can easily switch these metrics to use the plan as distance or pace based training sessions.
The plan is suitable for any road based 10km race. However, please note, it assumes that race day is on a SATURDAY. The plan can be reused for future races.
The sessions prescribed are based on Dr Palmers book Elite Performance Running; From Middle Distance to Marathon
PLEASE NOTE: The weekly and average weekly training hours shown in the summary are incorrect as TrainingPeaks fails to account for the duration some of the weekend sessions that are included. This will be corrected when you add your personal metrics for threshold heart rate and threshold pace.
Training Plans - 10 weeks to 10k. Sub 60 club runner, Saturday race.
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