10K Run Ready

I’ve always coined myself as a 5k girl, but something changed on the trail the other day. It must have been a mix of endorphins and the excitement of pushing myself to the next level. I have been more consistent with my running each week, and have found that 2-3 miles a week is a great starting point for my new goal of running a 10k. I was a little intimidated by the goal in the beginning because I wasn’t sure where to start in the training process, but I knew I wanted to do it right. Injuries are not an option when you are a mom of 2 young boys.

a personalized training program to run a 10k in 12 weeks. Nutrition, sleep, training and running app.

I needed a training schedule to push me a little bit further each day– days for strength training, proper nutrition, and better sleep habits. Also, I didn’t want to spend a lot money. A personal trainer would be nice, but it fell into the expensive category plus I keep to an-ever changing crazy schedule. I would need something that allowed more flexibility.

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Then I found Kiqplan (kick-plan). Kiqplan offers many different fitness apps from Your First 5k to Healthy Baby Bump (keeping fit while pregnant). I chose the 10K Run Ready app. For $19.99, you receive a personalized 12-week coaching plan to help you achieve your goal. The app can sync to devices like the Fitbug, Fitbit, heart rate monitors plus other apps like RunKeeper and Fitness Pal.

Each day you are given a challenge to walk a certain amount of steps, eat a designated amount of calories, and sleep at least 8 hours. The app provides healthy recipe recommendations and a place to enter the food you have eaten to help monitor your calories. It also provides a graph to show you the type of nutrients your body is getting throughout the day.

Kiqplan App 10k Run Ready, train for a 10k in 12 weeks

Nutrition Graphs

My favorite part of the app is the training schedule. The schedule allows for 4 days of strength training or running/walking. Resting is on the schedule too. I usually move my training days around to accommodate my schedule. The 10K Run Ready App starts you from 1-2 minute running/walking intervals for 24 minutes. I tweaked the running plan based on my abilities with  a 5 minute walking warm-up followed by 20 minutes of running. Each week the time increases, and I will run longer.

Kiqplan App 10k Run Ready, train for a 10k in 12 weeks

Weekly Workout schedule

Some days, I wonder if I’ll make it to the 10k point, and then I remind myself how I started running 5ks, one step at a time.

My next step is signing up for a 10k that will occur in January or February next year. Have one in mind? Let me know. I find that having a goal in sight helps motivate me along the way. Also, I want to recruit you in my journey. Have you ever wanted to run a 10k ? Now’s your chance. You can purchase the 10K Run Ready app that will motivate you plus you’ll have an accountability partner (me) to partner with in this journey.


My journey continues- Read more Here.

Happy Running!


22 comments on “10K Run Ready”

  1. This sounds like a great app! Unfortunately I have no cartridge in my right knee and can’t run without serious pain. 🙁
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    1. Rachel says:

      The app is really cool, but I don’t want you to do anything that hurts.

  2. Lynn says:

    Looks like a very helpful app! Our daughter is a runner. She was Captain of her cross country team in high school and now has moved on to college where she is thinking of running on the club team. I’ll pass this along to her! #NCBN

    1. Rachel says:

      Thanks, Lynn. My cousin runs cross country on his high school team. He shared his daily training schedule with me. It’s tough, but he’s young. Thanks for sharing.

  3. The app sounds awesome and good luck on the 10k!
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    1. Rachel says:

      It’s a wonderful all-in-one app! Thanks.

  4. What a great app! I used a Couch to 5k app a few years ago when training to run my first 5k and found it was very helpful. I’d give this a try, but I’ve had to put my running days behind me mostly due to a knee injury & surgery from high school. My body was pretty clear after that 5k that I’m just not meant to run any more.
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    1. Rachel says:

      I used Coach to 5k when I started running. I love how this app integrates strength training and nutrition as well. Kiqplan offers other apps for different fitness goals.

  5. Wow looks like a great app! I’ve never used one but now am inspired to try kiqplan or the 10k app. I’m interested in starting out with a 5k and would love any recommendations from something in the Triangle. Then I can think about the 10. Thanks, Rachel!

    1. Rachel says:

      Mary, they also have a 5k app you should try. I felt so accomplished after I ran my first 5k that I haven’t stopped running.

  6. I have no doubt that you will do this with flying colors.
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    1. Rachel says:

      Thanks, Leigh for your encouragement.

  7. This is so great, you always inspire me with taking charge of your fitness and health. I have slacked in the exercise department lately. I’m not sure what happened really. The rainy weather does a number on me and I guess I haven’t gotten back on track from the 12 day rain we had. Thanks for sharing with Small Victories Sunday Linkup last week. Pinning to our linkup board and hope you join us again this weekend.
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    1. Rachel says:

      Thanks, Tanya. The rain makes me want to hibernate, but the app keeps me motivated and helps me push through the gloom.

  8. Tiffani says:

    You GOT this, my friend! I know you are going to rock your training and get this race DONE! This app looks really great. I like the format and how it helps track your food along with your run. Great giveaway, too! If I win I’ll definitely use to “kick” my running back in gear. I’ve run a couple of half-marathons & need to get myself in gear to take the next step. Great post! 🙂

    1. Rachel says:

      Every day I run I feel stronger. I love how the sets my training schedule and motivates me to keep running. Good luck in the giveaway.

  9. Ken says:

    Wow! You have shared amazing information regarding fit bit apps and how it can be useful for our health. I will surely try this fit bit as it can track many activities.

    1. Rachel says:

      Don’t be confused with the Fitbit. The Fitbug is a different brand that costs nearly half the price.

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