ASICS Beginner Training

Kirt West Beginner Training Program Presented by ASICS

This program is designed for the non-runner and those individuals who run only a mile or two and have never run a 5K or 10K race. It is also suitable for those who engage in other aerobic activities such as cycling, rowing, basketball, etc, but who have not done much running. It is based on a walk-run approach and has been used successfully by thousands of part participants. It requires persistence and commitment. It is also very strenuous. Every participant should have medical clearance before starting the training program. Non-runners should follow the program as closely as possible. Those who have run in the past should follow the time guidelines but may want to take fewer walking breaks. While there is no guarantee of success, persons who diligently follow the program will increase the likelihood that they will finish the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run successfully. 

Questions about the program and whether it is the right program for you can be sent to Coach West at

If you have any technical questions about the virtual training program (problems receiving daily emails, want to change to the beginner’s program or want to cancel the program), contact


Sign-ups for the Beginner Training Program will be available when you fill out your entry form