10K Challenge: Run

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  • 10K Run Plan

10K Challenge: Run

$55.00

The Train Like a Mother 10K Run, a 15-week plan, is best for someone tackling a 10K (6.2 miles) for the first time, coming back from injury or pregnancy, or wanting to run a strong effort on 10K race day and cross the finish line with a smile on her face.

Optional Walk breaks are built into the workouts through Week 7; if you need to continue to take them after that, feel free. (Forward motion at any speed is the key.) You’ll run a 5K at the end of week nine, and we’ll help you use your finishing time from that effort to figure out your pace for the culminating 10K.

THE PREREQS: Athletes ready for this challenge should be able to run/walk three or four miles comfortably. It’s a good idea to have completed a 5K race and have a few months of consistent running or run/walking logged on your legs, but if you’re a newbie to speedwork, no worries: We’ll ease you into it.

BIGGEST WEEK OF TRAINING: 17-20 miles + two cross training sessions.

LONGEST LONG RUN DISTANCES: One 6-7 miler, one 7-8 miler.

The first two weeks of the plan are previewed to the left. (We realize it’s a little hard to decode without the footnotes, but you can see the general mileage.)

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Product Description

The Train Like a Mother 10K Run Challenge includes:

  • A mother-runner-friendly 10K training plan. Designed by Coach Christine Hinton, the genius behind the popular and successful plans in our second book, Train Like a Mother, the 15-week plan is (much) more flexible than our hamstrings: Each week, there’s a workout you can bail on and one that’s integral for your success. Plus, the workouts range from intervals to circuit runs, keeping things interesting for both your body and mind.

  • Miles of resources. The new Train Like a Mother Club provides plenty of accessible resources that will benefit your running and lifestyle. Your registration gets you access to the private site, where you’ll find helpful articles; video demonstrations of strength training moves and running drills that are totally doable (read: less than five minutes! truly!) and will keep you running strong and injury-free; great recipes for fueling; and a members-only forum where you can ask any question or lend a helping hand to a fellow #motherrunner.

    You’ll also receive three exclusive Train Like a Mother podcasts, where we’ll answer all your individual training questions—and entertain you on your runs. As always, no question is too basic or TMI.

  • Accountability—and camaraderie—galore. In addition to Train Like a Mother Club, you’ll also be invited to join a private 10K Challenge club on Strava, where you can track your miles, and a private 10K Challenge Facebook page, where you’ll quickly find an army of (funny, empathetic, inspiring) #motherruner teammates. You’ll share training tips, stories of good runs and bad, cheer each other on, and push each other out the door. Momentum comes from teamwork, and these Challenges roll on some serious #motherrunner momentum.

    You’ll also receive a weekly Challenge newsletter in which we preview the upcoming week of workouts, as well as have a Q+A with Coach Christine, gear giveaways galore, and discounts on training essentials.

  • Best.Swag.Bag.Ever. As part of your registration, you will receive a package stocked training essentials, including a tube of Nuun, packets of GU, a pair of Balega socks, and samples of SweatX sports detergent, Action Wipes, and Hyland’s Homeopathic products. (Shipping of $6 on U.S. orders and $12 for international orders will be added to your registration at checkout to cover the cost of getting these goodies to your mailbox.)

  • Optional Train Like a Mother Tee + Medal. Because we know some of you like bling, some of you like tees, some of you like both, and some of you already have overflowing drawers, we are offering the Challenge tee and medal as options. The train like a mother tee, a super soft lifestyle cotton/poly blend available from XS to 4XL, is $25 (shipping included in price); the Train Like a Mother medal is $12 (shipping included); and the tee + medal combination is $30 (shipping included).

  • Sweet Discounts—and Giveaways—on Races and Gear. Throughout the Challenge, we’ll offer deep discounts on some of our favorite running things, as well as straight-up giveaways. In addition, being a Challenge member grants you a discount on a handful of race registrations from the Flying Pig marathon, half-marathon, 10K, or 5K to the Hippie Chick half-marathon and quarter-marathon (a super fun, 10K-ish race).

 

FAQs

  • How do I know if this is the right training plan for me?

    This 15-week program is best for someone tackling a 10K (6.2 miles) for the first time, coming back from injury or pregnancy, or wanting to run a strong effort on 10K race day and cross the finish line with a smile on her face. Athletes ready for this challenge should be able to run/walk three or four miles comfortably.

    Optional Walk breaks are built into the workouts through Week 7; if you need to continue to take them after that, feel free. (Forward motion at any speed is the key.) You’ll run a 5K at the end of week nine, and we’ll help you use your finishing time from that effort to figure out your pace for the culminating 10K.

    BIGGEST WEEK OF TRAINING: 17-20 miles + two cross training sessions.

    LONGEST LONG RUN DISTANCES: One 6-7 miler, one 7-8 miler.

    If that feels like too much for your running level or schedule, consider joining the Stride Into the New Year program.

  • Does the registration fee include a race?

    No. $52.50—or $.50 a day for 15 weeks of training—is for the comprehensive training plan, unlimited support, miles of resources, exclusive podcasts, and swag package, which will help you achieve a strong 10K. Come spring, you will participate in the organized 10K of your choice; you can also choose to run a 10K on your own, if that works better for you.

  • Wait: So I have to pay for this Challenge and a 10K entry fee?
    Yep—and we’ve heard again and again it’s worth it. Staying committed and motivated during the days, weeks, and, yes, months of training can be ridiculously hard. If you can do that—and these programs are all about accountability and inspiration—race day becomes a celebratory victory lap, not a slog full of self-doubt.

    We also have a handful of exclusive discount codes from several races around the country where Another Mother Runner will have a presence at the expo and organized #motherrunner pre-race meet-ups.  Stay tuned for details.

  • Can you please explain the shipping charges?
    Within a few weeks of registration, every participant in a Train Like a Mother program receives a stocked swag package with some of our favorite training essentials. Domestic #motherrunners are charged $6 for shipping; international #motherrunners are charged $12 for shipping. The Train Like a Mother tee and medal have no shipping charges associated with them.

  • What if my target race isn’t in one of the waves you have listed above?
    We can definitely see what we can do to make it work. Email us at [email protected] to connect.

  • What if I realize this isn’t the right training plan for me? 
    We definitely want this to work into your life and your running lifestyle. You can email us at [email protected] within 2 weeks of starting the program and we will set you up with another plan or a credit for an upcoming challenge. We will not be able to issue a straight-up refund.

  • What if I get injured or really sick?
    With a smart training plan, doable strength training, and advice on foam rolling and other self-care, we’re going to do our best to keep you injury-free. That said, if you have an injury or illness that totally slays your training, let us know at [email protected]. We’ll work with you to get you a credit for an upcoming program.

Any other questions? Hit us up at [email protected] and we’ll help you out!