10-Mile Challenge

This program is perfect for those who have completed the Pre-Conditioners program and want to stay fit by continuing to train at pace with the goal of running 10 miles within 12 weeks. It’s a great group consisting of first-time runners preparing for a future half marathon, as well as those who just want to get out and stay fit. You’ll always find someone to train with here!

Schedule

Saturday Distance Workout Workout Sessions After Saturday
Week Saturday Sun Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri
1 3 mi Walk 30 min Cross-train Run 30 min Cross-train Run 30 min Rest
2 4 mi Walk 30 min Cross-train Run 30 min Cross-train Run 30 min Rest
3 5 mi Walk 30 min Cross-train Run 30 min Cross-train Run 30 min Rest
4 6 mi Walk 40 min Cross-train Run 40 min Cross-train Run 30 min Rest
5 5 mi Walk 40 min Cross-train Run 40 min Cross-train Run 30 min Rest
6 7 mi Walk 40 min Cross-train Run 40 min Cross-train Run 30 min Rest
7 5 mi Walk 50 min Cross-train Run 50 min Cross-train Run 40 min Rest
8 8 mi Walk 50 min Cross-train Run 50 min Cross-train Run 40 min Rest
9 5 mi Walk 50 min Cross-train Run 50 min Cross-train Run 40 min Rest
10 9 mi Walk 50 min Cross-train Run 50 min Cross-train Run 40 min Rest
11 6 mi Walk 50 min Cross-train Run 50 min Cross-train Run 40 min Rest
12 10 miles! Walk 50 min Cross-train Run 50 min Cross-train Run 40 min Rest

When We Meet The 10-Mile Challenge program meets at the general all-club meetup at 7:00 on Saturday mornings. Mid-week runs are on your own, but you’ll frequently find other Pacers out at the Rose Bowl on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Training groups meet just south of the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center on the south end of Lot I. Check the Pacers calendar to verify specific location and time as conflicts occasionally cause a change in location.

What To Bring If you’re joining the 10-Mile Challenge program, all you need to bring is a water bottle or hydration belt, a watch, and some comfortable running shoes. That’s it!

Helpful Advice In order to get the most out of your training, we offer these recommendations to keep you motivated and enjoying your workouts:
  • Always consult your healthcare provider before beginning any exercise program.
  • Always run at your own pace. A benefit of running with a training group like the 10-Mile Challenge crew is that there’s probably someone else running at your pace, so you’ll have company to help keep you going.
  • If you feel any pain while running, stop immediately and let your coach know.
  • Set goals for yourself and track your progress. Do you have a target time for completing a 10-mile run? Maybe you want to register for a 10K race scheduled after the end of the program?
  • Find a partner for your workouts. One of your fellow 10-Mile Challenge runners might be the perfect candidate. You’ll keep one another motivated and take your mind off the hard work! Use the club Facebook page to find and stay in touch with running partners.
  • Stretch after your workout when your muscles are warm to help your body recover.
  • Midweek alternate or cross-training workouts help balance your training by engaging different muscles. These workouts can take the form of just about anything; yoga, biking, weight training, and walking are all great!
  • Follow the rules of the road.