10k Training Club

Ever wish you had someone to train with? Or that you have someone that runs your pace? Wish you could afford a running coach? Want to improve, but reached a plateau?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone. Amanda (Run to the Finish) and I are contacted by readers who are dealing with some of these issues.  Because of that, we’ve decided to organize and host a 10K training club.

Amanda and I have teamed up to bring you encouragement, training plans, support and advice! The 10K is long enough to challenge yourself but short enough to not have to dedicate long training days to reach your goal.

Regardless of what you are looking for – to lose weight, finish your first 10k or go after a PR, the 10k Training Club has a training plan for you.

What’s Included in the 10K Training Club

  • Training plans:
    • 10K – First Finish {great for walkers, run/walkers or first time 10K runners}

    • 10K – Fat Blaster {mixing in more strength and intervals to blast fat and cross the finish line}
    • 10K – PR Crusher {you’ve finished a few 10K’s and just need a plan/advice/team to get your running to the next level}
  • Private Facebook that will form your TEAM
  • Group support
    • New runners will be able to learn from those with more experience
    • Experienced runners (veterans) will have people to push them past plateaus
  • Support for everyone to guide and push you to the holidays
  • Two coaches without the price of individual training
  • Weekly emails with tips on running form, nutrition and injury prevention


  • Upon registration you’ll receive immediate access to the private Facebook Group where the training plans, FAQs and ongoing support from one another will take place. Training will officially kick off as a team on Sept 30th. 
  • As training begins you’ll receive weekly emails from us to help you stay focused, excited and on track. During the 9(ish) week training program you will be introduced to countless other runners, achieve new goals and push yourself to new limits.


  • Sign up: TODAY – Sept 25th {Sign up HERE}
  • Training: starts Sept 30th
  • Cost: $75 {A running coach often runs $60/hour and you are getting 2 two certified coaches  for almost 10 weeks}
  • Prizes: We’ll be announcing sponsors soon, but you won’t be disappointed!!
  • Race selection: We are recommending you try to find a Thanksgiving Day 10k! If you are unable to find a local race around that time, you can always participate and run the 10k on your own!

What it’s not – This is not private one-on-one coaching, which means we can’t answer every single question, but we will jump in daily to answer questions that will help the group. The best part about that is there are so many questions you won’t even think to ask that others will; now you’ll have the answers!


Amanda Brooks – A passionate runner for the last 10 years, Amanda has completed 6 marathons, countless half marathons and while seeking PR’s has found a way to maintain her love of the sports. She is also a certified personal trainer and fitness nutrition specialist.

Michele Gonzalez (Me =) ) – Ironman finisher, ultramarathoner, 3:21 marathoner, and certified running coach. Michele is currently training for the 2013 Philadelphia marathon. With two young boys (2 and under), Michele understands that running needs to fit into an already busy life, so she focuses on training smarter to make every mile count.

If you have any questions about the training club, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment or contact me (either through the contact form or directly at nycrunningmama@gmail.com).  I will happily answer any questions that you may have!

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      • Hi Tania. My first inclination is to say no. Track is a bit different than training for a 10k. I would recommend maybe a C25K plan if he/she is not a runner yet or just beginning a basic training plan (short mileage) if he/she already is. But, I am not a hs track coach so I don’t want to point you in the wrong direction. I think the best thing is to talk to the track coach and find out what he/she recommends as the best way to get ready for the team/practice!
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        • Ok thank you. Yes she is a beginner and her school does not offer it so I was trying to get a good outsourced program

    3. This. Looks. AWESOME… and might just be the kick in the pants I need – I’ve been in SUCH a slump the past two weeks (even the blog has been neglected – poor thing…) but this looks fantastic. I’d love to be a part of it – I already have a Thanksgiving Day 10K I ran/walked last year, and I’d love to outdo my performance this year! I am giving this very serious consideration – but hopefully I’ll be able to register in the next week or two. :)

    4. Awesome…wish I could participate….like the others, I hope you will do this again. I’m currently training to become marathon manaic…and will be in recovery mode when it’s time for race day. :-\