The Not Your Average 10K training course is open for enrollment! If you’ve looked through the information on the main page and still have questions – this is the place to be!
Am I ready?
Can you currently run/walk a 5K comfortably? If so, you are ready to go. The Not Your Average 10K training plan starts at 3.5 miles. If not, you’ll need to get yourself in 5K shape first. This doesn’t mean you need to be able to run three miles in 30 minutes. As long as you can comfortably run/walk 3 miles in under an hour, you can start training for a 10K.
Are you relatively injury-free right now? If so, what are you waiting for? However, if you do have chronic pain when you run, please make sure you are healed before you start a training plan.
But I’ve never run a race before!
You don’t have to be familiar with a race environment to train for and complete a 10K. Yes, it helps. But we’ll be covering everything you need to know about race day in the class – so you’ll be totally fine.
Do I have to run the whole thing?
NO! I teach a run/walk interval method to maximize speed, minimize effort, and reduce risk of injury. I will work with you to find an interval ratio that feels amazing.
How does the class work?
- Each week you’ll get a training plan with the miles you need to run, plus strength training. It’s up to you to decide which days per week you will run.
- In addition, you’ll get a weekly lesson covering essential topics to help you train and finish strong.
- On Tuesday nights, there is a group coaching call at 8pm Eastern, where we will spend 30 minutes covering the weekly lesson and training assignment, followed by a 30-minute Q&A session.
- In between calls, there is private FB group where you can ask questions and get feedback and guidance at any time. It’s also a great place to keep in touch with your fellow students and make new virtual running buddies!
What if I can’t make the weekly calls?
No worries! All calls are recorded so you can listen later. You will receive a link via email as well as the Facebook group.
You are also invited to email me or post your questions ahead of time in the Facebook group to ensure I answer them on the call.
How long is the course?
The course is 2 months long, from March 22nd to May 17th. We have 9 classes total.
How many people are in the class?
Class size is capped at 60 people. This is enough people so that everyone can mingle and make friends, but not so many that you will get lost in the crowd.
Can my other Facebook friends see what I post in the group?
No. It will start out as a Closed group which means only members can see what you post. After class begins, the group status will be changed to Secret which means nobody else will be able to even see that you are a member.
When does it start?
The first class is on March 22nd. Graduation is May 17th.
When should I schedule my 10K?
Our final week of class is May 17th. Ideally, your 10K would be within a week or two of that date. However, that’s not always possible, especially if you already have a race in mind for June or July. So, that just means you get extra time to train! You’ll be comfortably completing the 10K distance by May, which means if your race is a month or three later than that, you’ll just continue running at that level, getting faster and stronger, and making your race experience even better.
I’m training for a half marathon – is a 10K a good intermediate goal?
YES! A 10K is a great way to test the waters on your way to half marathon. In fact, this training plan has been designed to work perfectly with the half marathon course that will be offered in August, so you can transition smoothly from one to the other.
What if I have to take vacation in the middle?
I will help you adapt the training plan as needed. There is always a way to make it work.
What if I fall off the wagon during training?
Life happens, I totally understand. One thing I am committed to is my No Runner Left Behind policy. Even though the class officially ends on May 17, the Facebook group will remain open until the end of 2016 and the training plans and weekly lessons are yours to keep. You can start at the beginning whenever you need to.
What if I get injured or sick and can’t complete the program?
This training plan is designed to minimize the risk of injury, but we can’t control everything that happens to us in life. With the No Runner Left Behind policy you will have lifetime access to the training materials. The Facebook group will remain open throughout 2016 and you have until December 31, 2016 to claim your race medal.
How do I claim my virtual race medal?
After you complete your 10K, just enter your results into the website and I’ll send it to yoU!
How long do I have to claim my medal?
You have until December 31, 2016.
Wait – I have a question that’s not answered above!
No worries – drop me a line at Jill@NotYourAverageRunner.com and ask away!
Ready to go?