You can do it! Join our 10k Finish training program starting February 17.
Get ready for Pleasanton’s Annual Run For Education 10k
Whether you are new to the 10k, trying to improve performance, or just want to keep moving, our nine-week program will help you progress toward personal goals, wellness, and running success. Challenge yourself to cross the finish line at 6.2 miles. With encouraging coaches that keep things fun, gradual increases in workload that build endurance safely, and the accountability provided by your fellow participants, you are sure to meet your goals in the 10k distance!
Our training culminates with the super family friendly Pleasanton Run For Eucation, put on by PPIE to benefit our local schools.
This is an intermediate-level program. From the start, a successful runner should have a solid running foundation and be able to comfortably run a 5K or farther, using a 2:1 run/walk interval or better.
Motivated to Finish!
The camaraderie of training with a group will take your training to the next level. When the workouts become more rigorous, you'll have the collective strength of the group to keep you moving forward. You will not only make new friends, but you will all continue to grow your knowledge of running and share experience with others. All this, while having fun in a positive, non-judgmental environment.
Using the Run/Walk method, the program provides a guided training plan with group workouts that help you gradually increase your distance and speed as you progress towards your goals. We meet 2x weekly for group workouts; your plan will include additional activities that you complete on your own. Your coach will check in with you frequently, to keep you motivated, and provide individualized feedback.
At the end of nine weeks, you will be able to finish a 10k (6.2 mile) course. You will have learned the importance of proper form, stretching, injury prevention, hydration and nutrition - all the tools needed to do your best in your first (or next!) 10k.
TIMES AND LOCATION
Meetings: Saturdays at 8:30 am and Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
Location: Fleet Feet Store, 234 Main Street, Pleasanton
$145 early bird registration fee ($155 after December 31, 2023)
Goal Race entry fee not included
2x weekly in-person group workouts
Customized training plan - emailed weekly
Orientation Meeting - know what to expect to get started
Expert coaching from an experienced Fleet Feet Running Coach, Evelyn Buchanan
$15 discount coupon for use at Fleet Feet Pleasanton store during the program
Education on running form, injury prevention, safety, shoes, running gear, and more
Email guidance from your coach and membership to private chat group
Meet new friends on a quest for a healthier lifestyle
Encouragement, support and FUN!
Recent completion of 5k training, or ability to run/walk 5k using 2:1 run/walk intervals, at a pace of 14 minutes or better. Participants who do not meet these requirements should consider starting with the next Fleet Feet 5k session as a prerequisite.
Participants should have no active injuries
Participants must be 18 or older
Participants must use reflective clothing and lights for nighttime workout
Adequate weekly training time on your own is needed to supplement the group workouts.
No refunds after first day of training
Training fee does not include any race entry fees
Limited to 30 trainees