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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

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

Saturday

Norm’s Hanger Parking lot
1615 McKinley Ave
La Verne, CA 91750

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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

Norm’s Hanger Parking lot
1615 McKinley Ave
La Verne, CA 91750

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10K Running Coaches

  • David Griffin
    David Griffin
    Mission Viejo
  • Steve Jaynes
    Steve Jaynes
    Fountain Valley
  • Kelli Olsen
    Kelli Olsen
    Monrovia
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
Kelli Olsen
Monrovia

Kelli used to dread P.E. in school thanks to running. She was thrilled when she needed knee surgery so she could avoid the track and field section of P.E. Asthma and allergies always made running difficult and she could barely get around the track once, let alone for an entire mile. But that was before she found A Snail’s Pace. After having her first child in January of 2012, Kelli found that she had packed on some unwanted pounds. After getting some help from a trainer, she thought she might give running another try. Her allergist had said that running and swimming could actually improve asthma! Who knew?! The Snails helped Kelli to not only complete a 5K and a 10K, but nine, that is right, nine, half-marathons. This girl went from someone who would only run if zombies chased her, to a running fanatic. She is thrilled to be able to share her experience and everything she has learned with the next group of runners. Kelli is proof that anyone can do this running thing when they put their mind to it.

Contact: Kelli.Olsen@asnailspace.net