Are you ready for the Under Armour Eastside 10K? All you need is eight weeks, a foam roller and the commitment to get fast, strong and ready to toe the line come race day. To make sure you’re training in the most effective way possible, our friends at MapMyRun have put together a well-structured training plan to set you up for success.
The 8-week training plan maps out a how far you should be running each day, how to incorporate strength and mobility exercises into your routine, and how to make sure you are getting enough rest to allow your body recover.
There are 4 parts to the program: Strength, Movement and Mobility, Running and Endurance, and Recovery. Here is how it works:
Strength: The strength program is designed to meet the demands of a runner who is looking to get a more competitive edge. It isn’t designed to build muscle, but rather enhance your stability and mobility to run stronger.
Movement and Mobility: This routine will prepare your body for running by increasing mobility at the ankles, hips and T-spine. It will also activate your body for the twice weekly strength sessions.
Running and Endurance: The running program is built for beginner and intermediate-level runners. You will be introduced to tempo running, fast hill repeats and long slow runs, as well as understanding the discipline of recovery runs.
Recovery: This routine is based on Under Armour’s belief that today’s recovery is tomorrow’s training. It is essential to attempt to restore movement quality after a run and the program is designed to hit the areas of the body that need the most attention. Getting a good night’s sleep is extremely important in the recovery process. With this in mind, Under Armour has created Athlete Recovery Sleepwear to help your body recover faster and promote a better sleep.
Under Armour is giving Eastside participants a 3-month trial of the MapMyRun premium membership. Use the code UAEASTSIDE10K to activate your trial.
Register now for the Under Armour Eastside 10K on September 15.