Saucony Training 10K Running Program
presented by Balance Wellspace
Interested in receiving information about our next Training 10K Program?
Simply click here to fill-out an online form!
Fleet Feet Sports Training 10K is a 12-week running and run/walking program sponsored by Saucony designed to prepare runners for a 10K (6.2 miles). This is an ideal program for someone that has completed a 5K and wants to take the next step in their running. Included with registration into the program, participants can expect:
- 12 weeks of training for runners & run/walkers
- Thursday Evening & Saturday morning group workouts
- Experienced coaches and mentors to support you along the way
- Educational clinics on topics such as nutrition, injury prevention and hydration/fueling
- Cool moisture-wicking Saucony shirt & other goodies
- Weekly Email Newsletter
New for 2014, we are excited to announce that Balance Wellspace is the presenting sponsor of all of our Training Programs. Balance Wellspace provides chiropractic, personal training, yoga and spa services. Learn more about Balance Wellspace.
Thank you to all of our AMAZING sponsors including Saucony, Balega, Superfeet, CEP Compression, GU, Nathan Performance Gear, Nuun and the City of Roanoke Parks & Recreation.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: When is the next Training 10K Program?
A: Our next Training 10K Program will train for the Star City 10K on November 22. Registration will open at the end of the Spring Program! If you are interested in being added to our list to receive details about the Fall Program, simply click here to fill out a form and we'll keep you up-to-date!
Q: What is the cost of registration and how do I register?
A: The cost is $125. Registration for the Spring Program is closed; details for the Fall Program will be released soon! Please note that registration for the race is not included.
Q: What are the requirements for joining?
A: You are required to currently be able to run (run/walk) three miles comfortably and must be injury-free for a minimum of six months. You must also be currently running a minimum of three days a week. We have these requirements to prevent injuries and to make sure this is the best experience it can be for you. We want everyone to succeed. Additionally, participants must be 18 or older to take part in the Training 10K Program.
Q: Do I have to be running the same goal race as the program is designed for?
A: No, you are more than welcome to run ANY race and still train with us!
Q: I am a very slow runner, is this still the right program for me?
A: Absolutely. We want to inspire and educate all levels, regardless of pace. We will always have Mentors to run alongside you, so you do not need to worry about being alone on the runs.
Q: If I have already run a 10K, but am looking for a group to train with, is this program right for me?
A: You are always welcome to join in on the fun and reap the motivational and educational benefits that the program provides! It is a great way to meet new people who share common goals.
Q: If I have to miss a workout or clinic, can I still do the program?
A: Of course you can still do the program! We would love to have every trainee at every workout and clinic, but understand that life and obligations may get in the way. Just make sure you are completing your training runs independently so you don’t fall behind in your progress.
Q: What does the training schedule look like?
A: The schedule has you running or run/walking four days a week with your long run on Saturday. Trainees are encouraged to take at least one rest day a week, walk on Sunday and can also incorporate cross-training (yoga, swimming, cycling, etc.). The first Saturday workout is three miles, and we will work up to six and a half miles. For run/walkers, your intervals will be two minutes of running and one minute of walking for the entire program.
Q: Where do we meet and at what time?
A: We meet off of Reserve Avenue at the parking lot with the Reserve Avenue Fields. Thursday evening workouts will start at 6pm. Saturday morning workouts will start at 7:30AM.
Q: What can I expect at group workouts?
A: For the Training 10K Program, we will split into groups for the workouts. We have two main groups: runners and walk/runners. The Run Group will be split into pace groups: 10-11 minute pace, 11-12 minute pace, 12- plus pace. These pace groups are NOT designed to encourage you to go faster, but to teach everyone about pacing for longer distances and to prevent injuries. It is encouraged that you go with a group where you can comfortably talk. You are required to stay with your group and mentors. We ask everyone to do this for a few reasons: 1) Safety is our #1 priority and we do not want participants running by themselves or without a mentor close-by and 2) It's more fun when you run with a group!
The biggest question we get with this program: how the heck will we train to run up-and-over Mill Mountain?! With our 10K Program, we will NOT be running the course every Saturday. We will gradually work up to the 10K distance, and we will do a run over Mill Mountain. Thursday evenings will be hill-work. We will gradually work-up to doing climbs that will take you up the mountain. Our goal is to train you SMART and to prevent injuries.
Participants are required to carry identification on them at all workouts that includes their emergency contact information. If a participant has any allergies or health conditions, we ask that this information also be available. If a participant has asthma, we ask that they carry their rescue inhaler.
Participants are also required to carry a hydration system with them at all workouts.
Please note that earphones/headphones are NOT allowed at group workouts.
All outside running Apps on phones must be put on SILENT.
If you become injured, you will be asked to stop attending workouts unless you get permission from Coach Monica or your doctor.
You cannot switch to a different training program unless verified through Coach Monica.
Participants must wear shoes at all workouts.
Q: Are the clinics mandatory?
A: No, but we strongly encourage you to come. The speakers will be providing invaluable information that will help you stay healthy and injury-free as you reach your 10K goal!
Q: Can I bring a stroller?
A: Strollers are NOT allowed.
Q: Can I bring a friend to a workout?
A: Training 10K workouts are for registered participants only.
Q: Can I bring a dog?
A: No pets are allowed.
Q: Is there a weather-policy?
A: We would like to think that we can run in anything, but there are some situations that make running a hazard. Please visit our Weather Policy Page for complete details on when we will cancel workouts. Trainees will be notified of cancelled workouts on the Weather Policy Page, by email and on Facebook.
Please note: all participants of Training 10K are REQUIRED to carry a hydration system and identification WITH them at all workouts. Earphones are NOT allowed at workouts. For additional safety information, please read our SAFETY POLICIES .
Participants are only allowed to do ONE training program a season with Fleet Feet Sports.
Questions? Email Monica (firstname.lastname@example.org)