4 Week 10k Training Plan

This 4 week 10k training plan is great for anyone who is already active, and wants to run a good 10k!

If you already have some running experience and are looking for a challenge, this is a great training plan.   

Over the 4 weeks you’ll gradually build up your miles. 

Note: this plan assumes you are continuously running each training run, although if you wish to run/walk then that is perfectly acceptable too!

4 Week 10k Training Plan

Who is it for?: 

Active people who are looking to run a great 10k!

How Long?: 

4 Weeks.

The 4 week 10k training plan doesn’t have a speed or pace focus at all – the objective is to get the required mileage in. 

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How Many Days Per Week?:

The training plan features 5 days of training per week; 4 days of running and 1 day of cross training.

Starting Ability

People with some existing running experience, or are active in other sports.

Run / Walk

Struggling to continuously run the distances in the plan?

No problem!

Adopt a structured run/walk approach, and you’ll be fine.

Try this; run for 2 minutes, walk for 1 minute.  Repeat.

If this is too much, increase the ratio so you’re walking more frequently.

As you body adjusts, you should find it easier to run more often than walk!

Cross Training

Each week includes a cross training day; although these aren’t mandatory, I highly recommend them.

Why?

Cross training is meant to work on your cardiovascular health and strength some of the muscles weakened through running.

Recommended cross-training exercises include body weight exercises, light gym work, swimming, yoga, pilates, and cycling!

Long Runs

You should be factoring in one long, slow run every weekend.  These runs are all about increasing your endurance gradually.

Remember to take it easy during them, don’t push things, and don’t worry about walking breaks – it’s all about building up that time on your feet.

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The most comprehensive plan you will find

5.0 rating
October 28, 2019

I had run a couple of half marathons and was in reasonable shape coming into the plan and it was a good rise in intensity throughout. You need to want to do an event like this – I was getting up at 3am to get my long run in before kids weekend sport etc and this was hard. When you combine the plan with the online community through the Marathon Handbook FB page and website, you get complete support. Have used this plan with great success and now looking at upping the pace in the marathon space… GREAT JOB!

Rob McCaw

Get out of my way

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December 27, 2019

Really good book. Not a lot of extra fluff. Here is what you need to do. Now go do it. Building for my 1st marathon. See you on the other side.

Phil

10k training​ plan

5.0 rating
December 27, 2019

Great

Pido​

50 Mile Success!

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November 22, 2019

Hey dudes, this is the plan to use for a 50 miler. Got me through at least – at age 42, I’m happy with that.

Ellis Kern

Training for NYC Marathon

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October 29, 2019

Trying to train for NYC Marathon and cane across your site! Wish me luck!
Jaime

Jaime Goodall