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10k Running

Pre-requisite is three or more months of consistent running experience or immediate completion of 5K Running Academy class. In this course, you will begin where 5K Running finished and steadily advance into the 10K Running format. This class expands on the information covered in 5K Running. In addition, this course will follow a more advanced curriculum as you progress.

A stronger emphasis will be placed on the biomechanics of running form, as well as upper body strengthening exercises to become a more efficient runner. By the end of the 8-week program, you will be prepared to participate in any of our fun local 10K races.

You may choose to re-enroll in 10K Running multiple times to improve your overall fitness and running efficiency. If you choose to challenge yourself to a longer distance please consider our Half Marathon training or Full Marathon training.

Your training will follow a standard training pyramid which will go as follows:

  1. BASE BUILDING/ENDURANCE training for the first 2 weeks. At this level, you will begin to work on a good base of running. You will be running slowly with the sole purpose of training your body to endure the stress of running long distances. Towards the end of this first phase, we will cover step by step the basics rules of running biomechanics.
  2. STRENGTH training will occur in weeks 3-4. In this stage, you will be introduced to longer sustained running and short 20 second surges of a quicker pace. Finally, you will practice the techniques of running biomechanics.
  3. SPEED training takes place during weeks 5-6. As you become more comfortable running at this level this is the perfect time to introduce drills which will assist in speed training on the track.
  4. PEAKING in week 7 will provide you with the confidence to run your 10K with the utmost efficiency. At this level, you will feel strong, confident and ready.
  5. TAPERING in week 8 may be one of the most important sessions. This is the final week but your training is not yet complete. Now it is time to rest, allowing your body to repair itself from the past 7 weeks of training. During this week you will be reducing the time on the road, and by race day you will be like a racehorse in the starting gate.

All classes also provide you with informative training workshops on:

  • Good Form Running, including a video gait analysis
  • Footwear, apparel and accessory
  • Sport-specific strength training
  • Nutrition, and more…

March Sessions

March 24th, 2018 – May 16th, 2018 for all locations

March session enrollment is currently OPEN!

Regular: $99.00

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Training Locations

Fountain Valley/Huntington Beach

Tuesday 6:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM

Tuesday

Huntington Beach Pier Plaza
1 Main St
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Saturday
Back Bay Loop
Muth Interpretive Center
2301 University Dr
Newport Beach 92660
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Mission Viejo

Wednesday 6:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM

Wednesday

A Snail’s Pace Running Shop
24451 Alicia Parkway
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Saturday
Back Bay Loop
Muth Interpretive Center
2301 University Dr
Newport Beach 92660
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Brea

Tuesday 6:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM

Tuesday & Saturday

Parking lot behind office buildings at 130 St. College
(located across from Brea Mall)
130 S State College Blvd,
Brea, CA 92821

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Monrovia

Wednesday 6:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM

Wednesday

A Snail’s Pace
750 S Myrtle
Monrovia, CA 91016

Saturday

Parking lot behind office buildings at 130 St. College
(located across from Brea Mall)
130 S State College Blvd
Brea, CA 92821

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10K Running Coaches

  • Erica King
    Erica King
    Brea
  • David Griffin
    David Griffin
    Mission Viejo
  • Steve Jaynes
    Steve Jaynes
    Fountain Valley
Erica King
Brea

Erica joined A Snail’s Pace in the Spring of 2011 when she hit a weight loss plateau. Looking to change up her routine, she began to run and instantly became addicted. Erica has completed multiple 5K’s, 10K’s, half marathons, and the LA Marathon. Throughout her years with A Snail’s Pace, Erica has given birth to two boys and with the aid of A Snail’s Pace was able to achieve her goals. Erica looks forward to sharing her running experience with you.

Contact: enjoythesilence098@yahoo.com

David Griffin
Mission Viejo

David “Coach Dave” Griffin joined A Snail’s Pace in Brea as a volunteer coach in December 2011 before assuming the RA 101 coaching duties in April 2012. Dave began running in high school back in 1983 and never looked back. Over the years, he has raced in several distances, including several marathons, but the 5K is his favorite. He loves the opportunity to coach beginner and veteran runners in an effort to give something back to the sport. Dave’s philosophy of running is the belief that there’s room for everybody in our sport and everyone’s reason for running is equally important. Most of all, Dave cares about the sport as well as everyone he has the opportunity and pleasure of coaching. When he’s not coaching, he’s most likely racing somewhere!

Contact: Dave.Griffin@asnailspace.net

Steve Jaynes
Fountain Valley