Hello Runners -
I have recently downloaded the program identified in my title and I'm a little confused. This will be my second 10K, and the program is listed as beginner. Based on my first 10K time, the time goal of this program is reasonable for me.
What I don't understand is the length of some of these workouts. Near the end of the training, there is a 16 MILE run. I'm sorry, but if I could be running 25 km, I likely would be downloading a beginner training program for a 70 minute 10K. I'm just wondering, am I missing something or does anybody else have this concern.
Also, in my calendar, on my inputted race day, it indicated that my workout is cross-training. They have also scheduled a run for the day before. This isn't what I'm used to. Is this a mistake or just a different way of training.
I'm a little confused so if anyone else out there has purchased this program can give me some feedback or others that know how this training should work, please let me know.
Sounds like a typo. A 6 mile run maybe, but not 16.
I agree - but there are also 12 miles, 10 miles, 8 miles, etc. so there would be a lot of typos!
Im following a similar program on Runners World. I dont thing its a typo. I would trust the system. I wasnt able to run the long runs I ran about 5-6 miles then walked the rest. Ive been doing the training for 4 weeks now Im able to do 9 miles without stopping. Im able to run 10K easily without stopping. The long runs serves a purpose. In the beginning you wont be able to run the entire distance but eventually you will get use to the mileage. TRUST THE SYSTEM! it works.
“Try different things, until you find a routine that works for your physique, metabolism, time constraints, etc. Then train smart, with consistency and intensity, and you will be successful.” Iron Charles http://bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/IronCharles/
Sounds more like a half-marathon plan. Galloways plans do include longer distance than most - some of his marathon plans go to 26 or 29 miles - but 16 for a 10K seems excessive. It's hard to tell for sure without seeing the plan. But he has a 10K plan online at www.jeffgalloway.com, and the longest run is 7 miles.