Whether you are training for a marathon, half marathon or otherwise, our Coaching Team have selected a number of different plans written by Runner’s World ratified coaches to suit your needs.
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Sub 5:00 training plan - A 5:00 marathon is approximately 11:30 per mile but training to a target pace of 11:00 per mile will get you in at 4:48. Aim to be comfortable running three or four times a week.
Sub 4:30 training plan - A 4:30 marathon is approximately 10:00mins/mile for the entire course. To break 4:30, you should be capable of running a sub-2:00 half marathon and a sub-53:00 10K.
Sub 4:00 16-week training plan - A 4:00 hour marathon is approximately 9:00 per mile. To break 4:00, you should eventually be capable of a sub-1:50 half-marathon (8:20 per mile) and sub-50:00 10K (8:00 per mile). Right now, you should be running at least 20 miles per week, and be able to run for an hour non-stop
Sub 3:45 16-week training plan - A 3:45 hour marathon is approximately 8:30 per mile. To break 3:45, you should eventually be capable of a sub-1:45 half-marathon (8:00 per mile) and sub-46:00 10K (7:30 per mile). Right now, you should be running at least 25 miles per week, and be able to run for 1:15 non-stop.
Sub 3:30 16-week training plan - A 3:30 hour marathon is approximately 8:00 per mile. To break 3:30, you should eventually be capable of a sub-1:37 half-marathon (7:20 per mile) and sub- 43:00 10K (7:00 per mile). Right now, you should be running at least 25-30 miles per week, and be able to run for 1:30 non-stop.
Sub 3:15 16-week training plan - A 3:15 hour marathon is approximately 7:20 per mile. To break 3:15, you should eventually be capable of a sub-1:30 half-marathon (6:50 per mile) and sub-40:00 10K (6:30 per mile). Right now, you should be running at least 30-35 miles per week, over six sessions
Sub 3:00 training plan - A 3:00 marathon is approximately 6:50min/mile. To break 3:00, you should eventually be capable of a sub-1:25 half marathon (approx 6:30min/mile) and a sub-38:00 10K (approx 6:00min/mile).
Beginners Half Marathon training plan - Build up gradually and you'll be able to run faster than you ever thought you could!
Sub 2:30 12-week training plan - Target times: 2:15 to 2:30 (run/walk) (race pace: sub-11:26 per mile). You should be capable of either a sub-1:05 10K, a sub-1:55 10-miler or a sub-6:00 marathon. Training will be three days a week, with an average weekly mileage of 15 miles.
Sub 2:00 12-week training plan - Target times: from 1:45 to 1:59 (race pace: sub-9:09 per mile). You should be capable of either a sub-50 10K, a sub-90 10-miler or a sub-4:30 marathon. Training will be five days a week, with an average weekly mileage of 30 miles
Sub 1:50 10-week training plan - This 10-week, sub-1.50 half-marathon training plan takes you up to a regular 40 miles a week, though many runners would still be able to do themselves justice by substituting one easy run for a rest day and running closer to 35 miles a week
Sub 1:25 10-week training plan - The schedule will take you up to over 50 miles a week, which is about as much training as is compatible with a lifestyle that involves a job and a family.
How to train for a hilly half marathon - The best way to do well in a race with lots of ups and downs is to climb and descent regularly during your training. Instead of doing a speed-focused training schedule, it makes a whole lot more sense to focus on hills.
4 week 10km training plan - Four weeks is long enough to improve your fitness and put a little edge of speed in your legs. If you're committed to running a 10K in four weeks' time, this training plan looks at running three times a week, or around 16-20 miles
8 week 10km training plan running 3-times a week - You can really see your 10K fitness rocket over a preparation period of eight weeks with a flexible approach.
8 week 10km training plan running 5-times a week - Before starting this training plan, try and build up to running around 35-40 miles per week. Vary your pace slightly to maintain interest over those build up weeks and save the real speed work for the final eight weeks covered in the plan
6 week Beginner 5km training plan - Running your first 5K? Follow this beginner's 5K training plan to help prepare yourself for your first race
A Guide for Advanced Marathon Training – John Burnett.
Guidelines for Advanced Marathon Training - These guidelines are the views and thoughts of John Burnett recommended for Top Club/Elite level runners.