5 Training Tips for First-Time 10K Runners

October 1, 2014 8:54 PM

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5 Training Tips for First-Time 10K Runners

The 10K-race distance is (unsurprisingly) one of the most popular. That's likely because 6.2 miles is not so far that it intimidates new runners, but it's far enough to qualify as a worthy goal -- whether you're a newbie or seasoned pro. If you relate more with the former, fear not. With the right training plan and mindset, you'll arrive at the starting line prepped, ready, and injury-free.

Experts typically recommend you train for seven weeks (if you can already run 15 minutes without stopping). That means that if you start now, you can participate in Women's Health's Run10Feed10 "Run My Own 10K" race -- and feed 10 hungry people in your home town. Check out Run10Feed10.com for more o...

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