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Training for a marathon or half marathon?

By Michelle Guillemard. Running season is about to begin and many of you have started asking for for tips. If you’re keen on doing one of the longer runs, it’s probably time to start thinking about training!
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Training for the marathon or half marathon?

By Michelle Guillemard. Running season is about to begin and many of you have started asking for for tips. If you’re keen on doing one of the longer runs, it’s probably time to start thinking about training!

I recently came across these two excellent training schedules so I thought I'd share them here. These are put together assuming that you already have a little bit of a base fitness and may already run semi-regularly. Good luck!

10-Week Half Marathon Training Schedule

 Week  Mon  Tues Wed  Thu  Fri  Sat Sun
1 5 Rest 5 5 Rest 6 Rest
2 5 Rest 6 5 Rest 8 Rest
3 5 Rest 6 5 Rest 10 Rest
4 5 Rest 8 5 Rest 13 Rest
5 5 Rest 8 5 Rest 16 Rest
6 6 Rest 8 6 Rest 18 Rest
7 6 Rest 10 6 Rest 19 Rest
8 6 Rest 8 6 Rest 14 Rest
9 5 Rest 6 5 Rest 13 Rest
10 5 Rest 5 5 Rest 21 Rest

16-Week Marathon Training Schedule

 Week Mon Tues Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1 5 Rest 6 5 Rest 8 Rest
2 5 Rest 6 5 Rest 10 Rest
3 5 Rest 8 5 Rest 11 Rest
4 5 Rest 8 5 Rest 13 Rest
5 5 Rest 8 5 Rest 16 Rest
6 6 Rest 8 6 Rest 18 Rest
7 6 Rest 10 6 Rest 19 Rest
8 6 Rest 10 6 Rest 22 Rest
9 6 Rest 11 6 Rest 26 Rest
10 8 Rest 13 8 Rest 26 Rest
11 8 Rest 13 8 Rest 27 Rest
12 8 Rest 13 8 Rest 29 Rest
13 8 Rest 13 8 Rest 32 Rest
14 8 Rest 13 8 Rest 14 Rest
15 5 Rest 8 5 Rest 13 Rest
16 5 Rest 5 Walk 3 Rest 42 Rest

Keep an eye on our Blackmores Sydney Running Festival Facebook page for free training tips and advice.

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Hi Lou,
Good for you for attempting a marathon this year! I'd recommend using the training schedule above to prepare.

And just a reminder that registrations are now open for the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2014. So if you want to register for the marathon you can enter here - http://www.sydneyrunningfestival.com/

Good luck!
, posted on 16 January 2014. Report Abuse

I have three Sydney half marathons under my belt, and would really like to give one marathon a shot, and was thinking it would be this year, is there a training programe that you can recommend.
Lou
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Starting to train for my first half marathon , posted on 17 July 2013. Report Abuse

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