RRRC Advanced 10K Training

Sat January 30 - Fri April 30 Richmond, VA 23230 US Directions
RRRC members $15 off

A10K Training


Join the Richmond Road Runners Club's Advanced 10K Training (A10K) to achieve that sub-60 minutes personal record in a 10K race during Spring 2021. 

A10K Training started Saturday, January 30!

This program is designed for intermediate to advanced runners with a goal of completing a 10K race in less than one hour. In support of our runner’s ambitions, the 2021 program provides a defined range of weekly volume for both the intermediate or advanced runner supplemented with prescriptive pacing guidance for tempo and track workouts. The 2021 program will adhere to Critical Velocity training guidelines and pace targets. Click here to learn more about Critical Velocity training.

We recommend that A10K participants arrive at the first scheduled run (Sat. Jan. 30) with a respectable mileage base - at least 15-20 miles per week for 1-2 months before the program starts. The first week of the plan calls for 20-25 miles or running. Going from 0 miles to 25 miles in the first week of training is strongly discouraged.

What you can expect from the program in 2021

In-person program (unless local or state orders prohibit it)

12 weeks of structured training (Saturday Jan 30 – Saturday April 24)

  • 13 Saturday tempo runs (6 - 8.5 miles total distance) - from RRRC Club House
  • 12 weekly track workouts - weeknight (TBD) at Sports Backers' Stadium

Training targeted for RRRC Carytown 10K as the goal race

  • Carytown 10K tentatively planned for Sunday April 25
  • A10K participants will have a "reserved entry" for Carytown 10K - guaranteed registration but you pay the registration fee separately
  • Hybrid training options will be provided for a potential Sports Backers' 10K in late March

Your A10K Training package also includes:

  • Training plan with goal-based recommended paces for tempo run and track workouts (details in a welcome email mid-January)
  • Two coaches who will work with each goal-based group during the tempo run and on the track to help you realize your training goals
  • A10K shirt (register by January 30 to guarantee that you get a shirt) 

Our Head Coaches are: Jason Ford & Karl Gordon

Do you have questions about the training and if it will be a good fit for you?

Email Jason and Karl with your questions.

Check out A10K in action!

Please enjoy this video footage from early 2020 during the pre-COVID days.

This year's program will require social distancing and mask requirements that are not represented in this video.  

See COVID-19 Precautions & Procedures for more information.

Registration Fees & Rules

IMPORTANT - Race registrations are NOT included with A10K Training. You must register separately and pay the registration fees for the RRRC Carytown 10K and any Sports Backers' 10K in spring 2021.

Participants in the A10K Training must be 16 years old or older on the date of the first training session. If you are younger than 16, you may submit a written request that details your running experience and current fitness to the head coaches for review. Send your request to adv10ktt@rrrc.org. The head coaches may approve participation on a case-by-case basis. If approved, an adult who is your parent, guardian or designated sponsor must be registered for and participating in the A10K Training program.

A10K Registration Fees

  • EARLY BIRD PRICING - Before Friday, December 25, 2020 @ 11:59 PM: $40.00 for RRRC members; $55.00 for non-members
  • From December 26 until January 23, 2021 @ 11:59 PM: $45.00 for RRRC members; $60.00 for non-members
  • After January 23: $60.00 for RRRC members; $75.00 for non-members
  • Registration closes Saturday, February 13 @ 11:59 PM
  • There is an added processing fee on all registrations

Any discounts will be applied at check out.

Refund Policy: All entry fees and processing fees are non-refundable and non-transferable, no exceptions. In the event of postponements or cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, there will be no refunds.

RRRC Club House
2219 Tomylnn St
Richmond, VA US 23230
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