Michael Weisberg

Need To Jumpstart Your MB10k Training?!

South Bay Runners Club members at 2018 Manhattan Beach 10k Awards podium.

We Have A Training Plan For You

We have lots of new participants each year who race the MB10k for the first time. For some, it’s their very first 10k! We thought it would be helpful to offer a training plan to help those who aren’t sure where to start! Whether you’re starting on the couch or you’re already on the road, we hope this is a useful tool for you.

This 7-week training plan was created by Michael Weisberg, certified running coach by the Road Runners Club of America and President of the South Bay Runners Club. Questions can be emailed to michael@southbayrunners.org.

Michael’s 6-week training program includes three days of running and one day of cross training. Running should be at an easy pace, meaning you should be able to have a conversation with someone without pausing to catch your breath.  Alternatively, you can run/walk, starting with 5 minutes of running followed by 5 minutes of walking then increasing to 7 minutes of running/3 minutes walking. Cross training includes swimming, biking, hiking, walking, rowing, elliptical - something that gets your heart rate elevated for a continuous duration.

If you live locally, try doing your Saturday runs on portions of the Manhattan Beach 10k course. We have brand new, clearly displayed mile markers to guide you on your way!

Course Mile Markers donated by the MB10k.

Fear of Rosecrans? For those who have done our course before, there is no need to fear the Rosecrans hill. All it takes is a little determination and preparation. A training run or walk that includes the Rosecrans hill is always rewarded with a coastal breeze and scenic view of the Pacific Ocean. Think of that as your virtual medal of achievement!

7 Week Training Program

7 Week Training Program


Running friends are the best friends!

Join A Run Club Or Group

If training on your own is not your thing, we are fortunate to have many local running clubs and running groups to choose from in the South Bay. Check out a previous blog of ours to read about Club Ed and South Bay Runners Club. Click here to read.

The Village Runner stores in Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach also meet at various times throughout the week to run, walk and be social. Read more here.


MB10k Early Registration

Right now we have Early Registration going on until September 23, 2019.

PRICING

  • $35/ages 15+

  • $30/ages 0-14

At this time we have online registration open. Visa/Mastercard payments only, processing fee applies. In-store registration opens September 1st at Village Runner, 1840 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 Cash, check, Visa/Mastercard accepted, processing fee applies to credit card purchases. If you have any questions about the race please visit our Event Details and FAQs pages.


THE MB10K IS A NON-PROFIT EVENT AND THE PROCEEDS ARE DONATED TO COMMUNITY FITNESS-RELATED CAUSES & SCHOLARSHIPS. THE RACE COMMITTEE ORGANIZERS AND RACE STAFF ARE VOLUNTEERS.  

WE'LL SEE YOU AT THE STARTING LINE ON OCTOBER 5, 2019!


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