Training Guides For Runners: Choose Your Race Distance & Plan For A Personal Best

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Whether you are preparing for a 5K or an Ultra Marathon, the basic principles remain the same: how you train in the weeks leading up to the race is the single biggest factor in how you will perform on race day. Train well to race well. Choose your preferred race distance below and we’ll help you beat your best!

5K

The 5K is the perfect challenge for beginner runners – the shortest of the “distance races”. But also one of the toughest to master!

10K

The 10K is a hugely popular race for charity runners and elite athletes alike. Test your ability to combine speed and endurance.

Half Marathon

This race brings a sense of accomplishment similar to a marathon, but with much less training needed!

Marathon

Less than 1% of us will ever run a marathon. Learn how to finish the iconic 26.2 mile race: a true acid test for all distance runners.

Ultra Marathon

Fastest growing trend in the entire sport of running. Why stop at a marathon when you can race 500 km instead?!

CROSS TRAINING

Every smart runner knows that what you do on your ‘off‘ days will define how you perform on your race days.

How to Gain Speed, Strength and Endurance

Depending on what race you are preparing for, a successful training plan will be optimised to improve your speed or endurance. In some cases, both. If you want to see continued improvements to your Personal Bests, you have to push beyond the comfort zone. Our training guides walk you through the process of running faster, building strength and improving your underlying fitness.

How to Run Faster: Gain Speed Fast

If you are a beginner, you will naturally learn to run faster by building up base fitness. But there comes a point of diminishing returns where speed training is necessary to see continued results. We show you how:

Strength Training For Runners

Strength training is often misunderstood by runners. We’re not talking about bulking up and piling on muscle. Strength training is vital for prepping your body to withstand the high-impact of running. Don’t skimp!

Mix Up Your Running Routines

How much structure do you follow in your training plan? Are you the kind of runner who jogs the same route every day at the same pace? There’s nothing wrong with this, but if you want to see rapid improvements to your speed and endurance, it helps to have a plan. Here are some different types of runs that can improve your conditioning and make you a more versatile athlete.

Training Guides For Runners

Not sure how many miles you should be running per day? Looking for some inspiration to keep on logging those lonely miles on the road? We’ve curated some training guides to answer your commonly asked questions. Feel free to email us if you have any topics you’d like us to cover!


George Sheehan on the challenges of any runner's training plan

“It’s very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually, you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit.

George Sheehan, author of Running & Being
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Fundamentals of a Successful Training Plan for Runners

We’d all love to believe that training is as simple as 1, 2, 3. Alas, the human body is a delicate engine and the smallest changes can have a profound effect on your race day performance. Below we walk you through the building blocks of a successful training plan: nutrition, getting in shape and avoiding injuries.

GET IN SHAPE To RACE WELL

The better shape you are in, the faster you can run. Master the basics for some quick, easy gains:

Nutrition for runners

Training gains can disappear overnight if you eat like there’s no tomorrow. Fuel well to run well!

injury AND Recovery

Even the best training plan is useless if you end up injured. Here’s how to minimise the risk: