NRC Training Plans

NRC Training Plans

10K Training Plan

The 10K is one of the most popular distances to race in the world.

The training calls for a combination of speed and endurance. That means you’ll get to run Long Runs that challenge you. And you’ll run Speed Runs that excite you. And you run Recovery Runs that make you stronger. Then you’ll be ready to cross the starting line and run for the finish line.

Every training run in this plan has an accompanying Guided Run that you can find in the Nike Run Club App. This plan was designed around an 8-week schedule, and Guided Runs were built to adapt to your experience level and intended to be uniquely flexible to your needs. Whether you’re four or eight weeks from race day, you can jump into this program whenever it suits you.

You are in control of what you put into the program and therefore what you get out of it. Our recommendation: Plan on training for at least 4 weeks before the 10K so you can comfortably run and complete the programmed workouts.

We’ll meet you on the starting line!

Get Started With Coach Bennett

Part of the reason why the 10K is an awesome event is asking you to have a good amount of speed and a good amount of endurance.

Chris Bennett
Nike Running Global Head Coach

Learn the Running Workouts

Speed Runs

Speed Runs

Building strength through speed training is vital. You’ll do a variety of workouts that will make you faster, including short and long intervals, fartlek run, hill workouts, and tempo runs.

Long Runs

Long Runs

You need endurance training to prepare your body and mind to go the distance. Long runs also help you get familiar with the physical and mental challenges that you might face on race day.

Recovery Runs

Recovery Runs

Recovering from your workouts is just as important as the workouts themselves. Use these days to run easy based on how you feel to help you recover after intense training.

Rest Days

Rest Days

Great running is dependent on recovery. Take the day off, go for a few easy miles, or try one of the workouts from “Simple Routines For Better Runs” in the Nike Training Club App. Listen to your body and know that sometimes the best run is no run.

Program Overview

Here’s a sample of what your training will look like for the first two weeks of the plan. Download the plan to see what’s in store for the remaining 6 weeks.

8 Weeks to Go

  1. Nike Run Club Guided Run: Two Mile Run or RECOVERY RUN: 3.2K / 2 Mile Run
  2. Nike Run Club Guided Run: First Speed Run or SPEED RUN: Intervals / 8 x 1:00 5K Pace / 1:00 recovery between all intervals
  3. Nike Run Club Guided Run: Easy Run or RECOVERY RUN: 25:00
  4. Nike Run Club Guided Run: Next Speed Run or SPEED RUN: Intervals / 5:00 Warm Up / 1:00 5K Pace / 2:00 10K Pace / 1:00 5K Pace / 2 x 0:45 Mile Pace / 2:00 10K Pace / 1:00 5K Pace / 0:45 Mile Pace / 0:30 Best Pace / 0:15 Best Pace / 1:00 recovery between all intervals
  5. Nike Run Club Guided Run: 5K Run or LONG RUN: 5K / 3.1 Mile Run

7 Weeks To Go

  1. Nike Run Club Guided Run: Stress Free Run with Headspace or RECOVERY RUN: 25:00
  2. Nike Run Club Guided Run: Deuces or SPEED RUN: Intervals / 5:00 Warm Up / 10 x 2:00 5K Pace / 1:00 recovery after all intervals except #4 and #8 / 2:00 recovery after intervals #4 and #8
  3. Nike Run Club Guided Run: 15 Minute Run or RECOVERY RUN: 15:00
  4. Nike Run Club Guided Run: In Control or SPEED RUN: Intervals / 6:00 Warm Up / 1:00 Mile Pace / 3:00 5K Pace / 5:00 10K Pace / 7:00 Recovery Run Pace / 0:30 recovery after Mile Pace / 1:30 recovery after 5K Pace / 2:30 recovery after 10K Pace
  5. Nike Run Club Guided Run: Another 5K Run or LONG RUN: 5K / 3.1 Mile Run

Let’s Go

Stoked to train for a 10K? Download our training program and start running today.

Workouts For Any Level

Nike Run Club

Nike Run Club

Listen to the Guided Runs in the Nike Run Club App and run with some of the best coaches and athletes, like Eliud Kipchoge, Shalane Flanagan, and Mo Farah. Our Guided Runs give you the guidance you need to listen to your body, adapt to your training plan, and become your own best coach.

Nike Training Club

Nike Training Club

Working with the Nike Training Club App is a great way to round out your fitness regimen. The NTC App has a massive array of workouts for every fitness level, plus the Nike Performance Council’s tips on training, nutrition, recovery, and sleep.

Workouts For Any Level

Nike Run Club

Nike Run Club

Listen to the Guided Runs in the Nike Run Club App and run with some of the best coaches and athletes, like Eliud Kipchoge, Shalane Flanagan, and Mo Farah. Our Guided Runs give you the guidance you need to listen to your body, adapt to your training plan, and become your own best coach.

Nike Training Club

Nike Training Club

Working with the Nike Training Club App is a great way to round out your fitness regimen. The NTC App has a massive array of workouts for every fitness level, plus the Nike Performance Council’s tips on training, nutrition, recovery, and sleep.