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Phil's Beginner 10K Plan for MASTERS (2~4 hrs/wk) + Email Access to Coach: 21 Weeks

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Phil Mosley + Free Email Coach Support (Rated 5.0/5). MyProCoach™

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21 Weeks

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Plan Description



Expertly Designed for Beginner or Time-Limited Masters (40+) 10K Runners.
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Read "Why Use A Masters Plan" for more about this plan. Key features:
  • Progress from 2:15 to 3:45 hrs training p/wk. Every 3rd week is active recovery.
  • 3-4 runs, 2 strength sessions and 1 or 2 days off each week.
  • Regular fitness tests are included to track progress.
  • Train using HR, Feel or Pace.
  • Workouts are compatible with Garmin and many more devices.
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Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
1:40 hrs 0:55 hrs
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1:04 hrs 0:40 hrs
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
1:40 hrs 0:55 hrs
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1:04 hrs 0:40 hrs

Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Heart Rate Monitor

All supported devices

Phil Mosley

MyProCoach™

I have 20 years experience of helping amateur athletes surpass their goals, while still making sure they have quality time available for family, friends and career. As a parent who works for a living, I know how challenging this can be.

My training plans are intelligently designed around a typical work week. I set proven, time-efficient workouts in mid-week, with longer aerobic workouts at the weekends. This gives you the structure and consistency you need to continually improve.

Sample Day 1

0:25:00
41.6TSS
Fitness Test: Threshold Pace and HR

This fitness test helps you to set your pace and heart rate training zones and thresholds for Training Peaks. 

Warm Up: 
5 mins in Z1-Z2 (easy/steady).

Main Set: 
Run/jog/walk for 20 mins at the fastest pace you can maintain for the duration. Record your average pace and ideally average heart rate too. 

Warm Down:
Get warm or dry clothes on and walk for 5 mins. Optional gentle stretching session after.

Sample Day 2

0:40:00
Base Phase 1: Strength and Conditioning #1

Please check the link below for full exercise instructions, progressions, alternatives and videos:

https://www.myprocoach.net/wp-content/uploads/SC-Running.pdf

Whole Body Strength:
1. Squat: 3 x 12 (Exercise 1)
2. Single Leg Squat: 3 x 8 (Exercise 3)
3. Bulgarian Squat: 3 x 10 (Exercise 4)
4. Reverse Lunge: 3 x 7 (Exercise 6)
5. Tricep Kickback: 3 x 10 (Exercise 15)
6. Bent Over Row: 3 x 10 (Exercise 12)
7. Mountain Climber: 3 x 8 (Exercise 22)
8. Reverse Crunch: 3 x 12 (Exercise 26)
9. Plank: 1 x 3 (Exercise 20)

Flexibility: 5-10 minutes

Notes:
1. 3 x 12 = 3 sets of 12 repetitions with a rest between sets.
2. Rests are 30-50 secs.
3. When an exercise alternates right and left, the right PLUS left movement is 1 rep.
4. For unilateral exercises, perform reps on the right, then repeat on the left. Then move to next set.
5. Breathe out on exertion and maintain form throughout.
6. For flexibility see the link below or choose stretches that work well for you.

Sample Day 3

0:16:00
21.3TSS
Aerobic Speed Endurance

These sessions will improve your aerobic fitness and increase your efficiency to uptake oxygen.

Warm Up:
4 mins in Z2.
2 x (30 secs accelerating from Z2 to Z4 + 30 sec recoveries in Z1).

Main Set:
2 x (2 mins at low Z4 + 60 sec recoveries in Z1). 

Warm Down:
4 mins in Z1 to Z2.

Sample Day 4

0:40:00
Base Phase 1: Strength and Conditioning #2

Please check the link below for full exercise instructions, progressions, alternatives and videos:

https://www.myprocoach.net/wp-content/uploads/SC-Running.pdf

Whole Body Strength:
1. Squat: 3 x 14 (Exercise 1)
2. Alternate Lunge: 3 x 9 (Exercise 5)
3. Step Up: 3 x 8 (Exercise 7)
4. Push Up: 3 x 12 (Exercise 13)
5. Lat & Front Raise Combo: 3 x 7 (Exercise 11)
6: Lying Hip Abduction: 3 x 12 (Exercise 19)
7. Glute Bridge: 3 x 14 (Exercise 17)
8. Side Plank: 1 x 3 (Exercise 21)
9. Sit-Up: 3 x 10 (Exercise 25)

Flexibility: 5-10 minutes

Notes:
1. 3 x 12 = 3 sets of 12 repetitions with a rest between sets.
2. Rests are 30-50 secs.
3. When an exercise alternates right and left, the right PLUS left movement is 1 rep.
4. For unilateral exercises, perform reps on the right, then repeat on the left. Then move to next set.
5. Breathe out on exertion and maintain form throughout.
6. For flexibility see the link below or choose stretches that work well for you.

Sample Day 6

0:15:00
18.4TSS
Aerobic Endurance

Easy or steady run all in low to mid Z2. You should be able to chat at this pace. This is your long run and will gradually increase in duration. If you need to include some walking sections in these runs, in order to keep your heart rate down, that's fine.

Sample Day 8

0:21:00
29TSS
Tempo Run

These sessions will improve your run thresholds, if done progressively and consistently over time. They involve relatively long efforts, and relatively short recoveries. The intensity of these runs is at, or near to your 1-hour race pace.

Warm Up:
5 mins in Z2.
3 x (30 secs accelerating from Z2 to Z4 + 30 sec recoveries in Z1).

Main Set:
2 x (3 mins in low Z4 + 60 sec recoveries in Z1).

Warm Down:
5 mins in Z2.

Sample Day 9

0:40:00
Base Phase 1: Strength and Conditioning #1

Please check the link below for full exercise instructions, progressions, alternatives and videos:

https://www.myprocoach.net/wp-content/uploads/SC-Running.pdf

Whole Body Strength:
1. Squat: 3 x 12 (Exercise 1)
2. Single Leg Squat: 3 x 8 (Exercise 3)
3. Bulgarian Squat: 3 x 10 (Exercise 4)
4. Reverse Lunge: 3 x 7 (Exercise 6)
5. Tricep Kickback: 3 x 10 (Exercise 15)
6. Bent Over Row: 3 x 10 (Exercise 12)
7. Mountain Climber: 3 x 8 (Exercise 22)
8. Reverse Crunch: 3 x 12 (Exercise 26)
9. Plank: 1 x 3 (Exercise 20)

Flexibility: 5-10 minutes

Notes:
1. 3 x 12 = 3 sets of 12 repetitions with a rest between sets.
2. Rests are 30-50 secs.
3. When an exercise alternates right and left, the right PLUS left movement is 1 rep.
4. For unilateral exercises, perform reps on the right, then repeat on the left. Then move to next set.
5. Breathe out on exertion and maintain form throughout.
6. For flexibility see the link below or choose stretches that work well for you.

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