Train for the magical 10k distance with Fleet Feet Running Club! On one hand, completing 6.2 miles demands your respect and attention, but on the other, it isn't so far that you can't train for it—and complete several 10ks—in one season. It's one step beyond the 5k (or 3.1-miles) and a great segue to the half marathon distance (13.1-miles). Our 10-week, 10k Finish program is designed for the casual runner and our 10-week, 10k Fast is intended for the experienced, competitive-minded runner.
Why join our 10k programs?
- Individualized training in a group setting. Fleet Feet Running Club's proven programs have served more than ten thousand participants. Our programs earn an average rating of 4.6 stars (out of five) and more than 80% of participants complete their goal race
- Experienced, professional head coaching. Our degreed and credentialed head coaches assess each participant's current fitness level, help them set reasonable goals, and ensure that they train at an appropriate level.
- Group Camaraderie. Group training is like having a personal fitness support group. Our support group meets twice weekly.
- An introduction to speed training. Speed training adds some spice into training. Our 10k programs teach the principles of speed training and develop workouts that are individually tailored to program participants.
The 10k Finish program is designed for the currently-casual athlete who is ready to take their training to the next level. We'll delve a little deeper into the subjects that will help you go beyond the 5k: speed training, nutrition management, hydration, safety & visibility, and more. Throughout the 10-week program, you'll gradually increase your mileage as you train mentally and physically for the 6.2-mile distance. As always, our great Fleet Feet coaches and mentors will be with you every step of the way.
Despite being “short” from a distance runner’s standpoint, the 10k is a difficult race distance to master. The 10k is a blend of speed and endurance that necessitates running only a few ticks slower than 5k pace, yet for double the distance. Our 10k Fast program is designed to prepare advanced competitors for the exact physiological challenges of the 6.2-mile distance, teach the body and mind how to push through the tough parts of a race, and perfect a pacing strategy that pushes the limits.
Our 10k Finish program will begin with a kickoff meeting on January 19th at 5:30pm at our Des Peres store. Our 10k Fast program will begin with a kickoff meeting on January 19th at 6:30pm at our Des Peres store. Our 10k Finish program trains Tuesday evenings at Parkway Northeast Middle School starting at 5:30pm and Saturday mornings at various parks starting at 7:30am. Our 10k Fast programs meet Tuesday evenings at Parkway Northeast Middle School at 6:30pm and Sunday mornings at Forest Park starting at 7:00am. We invite you to pass the time before your program begins by joining us for our Thursday evening and Sunday morning social runs.
*To become an Active-Level member, click here. As an Active-Level member, you will have unlimited access to our professional coaches and hundreds of new running buddies via our FFRC Facebook page. You'll receive 24/7, 365 days of discounts on FFRC training services and FFRC/Fleet Feet St. Louis gear. And, you'll receive priority access to select events and weekly product deals. To register for the 10K Finish program, click here. To register for the 10K Fast program, click here.