You don’t have to run to be a Pacer. We know walkers need some love too! In our minds, moving bodies + community = really, really good things.

week 1 4 miles on hills
week 2 4 miles
week 3 4 miles on hills
week 4 5 miles
week 5 5 miles on hills
week 6 5 miles
week 7 4 miles on hills
week 8 4 miles
week 9 5 miles on hills
week 10 5 miles
week 11 5 miles on hills
week 12 10k walk (6.2 miles)
Midweek Training
For Beginners Mon, Wed, and Fri walk 20 minutes. Increase time
10 minutes every other week until you are able to walk
at your fastest speed for 1 hour.
Weightloss Mon, Wed, and Fri walk at your fastest speed for 1 hour.
Add at least one muscle building activity each week: yoga,
pilates, resistance training, etc.

What to Bring
As with any Pacer program or run, all you need is a water bottle and some comfortable running shoes. We also recommend a sports watch or phone with a run tracker app (loads of Pacers are on Strava or Garmin), but it is by no means required.

Helpful Advice
In order to get the most out of your training, we have these recommendations to keep you motivated and enjoying your workouts:

  • Always consult your healthcare provider before beginning any exercise program.
  • Always run at your own pace. A benefit of running with a training group like the Pacers is that there’s probably someone else running at your pace so you’ll have company to help keep you going.
  • If you feel any pain while running, stop immediately and let your coach/team doctor know.
  • Set goals for yourself and track your progress. For example, signing up for a 5K race after the program’s competition can help keep you motivated.
  • Find a partner for your workouts. One of your fellow Pacers might be the perfect candidate. You’ll keep one another motivated and take your mind off the hard work!
  • Midweek cross training helps balance your training by engaging different muscles. These workouts can take the form of just about anything; yoga, biking, weight training, and walking are all great.
  • Stretch after your workout when your muscles are warm to help your body recover.