ChiRunning Injury-FREE Intermediate 10K

Plan Length: 8 Weeks

An 8-week training program for a 10K using the ChiRunning technique.

Who Should Do This Plan

This program is for you if any of the following apply:

• You have run several 10K events
• You have a basic working knowledge of ChiRunning. We suggest any of the following to learn Chi Running:
 -Watch and follow the Chi Running DVD
 -Read and follow the 10-weeks-to-learn-Chi Running in Chapter 5 of the book (2009 Edition)
 -Complete the Beginner 10K Chi Running Program
 -Attend a Chi Running workshop with a Certified Instructor
• You can currently run a 10K comfortably without stopping*
• You are an intermediate runner wishing to increase speed and distance
• You are willing and able to train 4 days per week
• You are interested in training for a more challenging 10K event
• You wish to increase your knowledge of ChiRunning

*If you are not yet able to run a 10K distance, we highly recommend beginning with our 10-week 10K Beginner Training Program, then using this program to complete the 10K distance with improved performance.

Plan Price: $24.95


Sample Week Of Training

Other - Goal - The Passive Lower Leg

Phase II-Conditioning Phase Strengthening Your Technique
Performance Training for Mind and Body
Please review info in PDF file on page s 25-27 for more details on the skills and themes of this phase.

Goal: The Passive Lower Leg
Lesson: Lower Body
Book – p. 86, Chapter 4
DVD – Lesson 3
Drill: Knee-bending Exercise (Book – p. 92; DVD – Lesson 3)
Use your metronome and keep a steady cadence between 170-
180 spm.

Rest Day

Run - 45 min. Form Intervals

45 min. Form Intervals
1 min. on/off Form Intervals: Do the Knee-Bending Exercise
at the beginning of your workout, repeating the entire sequence
three times, then begin your run.

Focus 1: Limp lower legs: calves, shins, ankles, feet, toes
Focus 2: Heels up, knees down

PRE 4 at the beginning progressing to 5

Planned: 45:00

Rest Day

Run - 45 min. Form Intervals

1 min. on/off Form Intervals (same as Tue, different Focuses)

Focus 1: Let legs swing to the rear
Focus 2: Lift at the Crown of your head and feel the light tension in your low abs

Planned: 45:00

Rest Day

Run - 6 mile LSD Run

10 min. Alternating Form Intervals: Remember to do pre-run Body Looseners and post-run stretches today.

Suggested Focuses:
-Limp lower legs
-Circular feet
-Let legs swing to the rear
-Lift at the Crown of your head and feel the light tension in your low abs
-Heels up, knees down
-Balance in the “window of lean”


Remember to do an End-of-Run and End-of-Week Review today.

Planned: 6.0 mi

Cross Training - Fun Run or Cross-Training

35 min. Fun Run or cross-training workout

Planned: 35:00

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