Pre Xmas Fun
Low pressure 5ks and trails. The official training doesn’t have to start yet — why not try out some local events and trails to get you in the mood for what is coming in January?
Weeks 1–4: 5–10km
Weeks 5–8: 10km–13.1mi
Let’s get this thing started. From week five if you are a newbie you will almost certainly be breaking personal milestones every week during this period if you want to feel comfortable we should be looking to get you to about 8–10 miles.
Weeks 9–12: Half Marathon Time
Run Forrest Run! You are halfway through your training and during this period you will be hitting half marathon distances almost every single weekend — for most this will be a lot less dull if you are running with friends and others — if you have a time or goal in mind for the big day — booking a Half Marathon and running it at your marathon pace — or faster will be a massive boost.
Weeks 13–16: 20–26.2mi
LET’S DO THIS! With three weeks to go you have almost certainly run a quadrillion miles by now, your friends will be bored of your stories and you understand far more about gels and carbohydrates than you did a few weeks ago. The training finish-line is rapidly approaching which means that the big day is imminent. During this period you need to have one big push at week thirteen — this is the BIG one — there are a couple of 20mi events floating around which fall at this point or looking at it just before this weekend. We are currently scouring the web to find the best options for you right now! After this the taper begins — if you want to enter events go out to PACE not to win :) Prepare for the big day it’s starting to get real!
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