Training Guides

If you’re looking for some help to kickstart your running – these training guides can help

They’re not just training plans – as well as telling you what training to do, they explain why you’re doing it and offer some encouragement.

I’ve been helping beginner runners to take their first steps and go on to great things for a few years now. In that time many have told me they’ve tried various 5k and 10k plans before, but that they didn’t get on with them. That’s why they’ve come to my groups.

Not everyone can make it to a running group, so I’ve developed the guides below.

How to Start Running: 0-5k Guide

Never run before or returning to running after a long break? Start here.

The first few weeks of becoming a runner are hard, but this guide will be there every step of the way.

As well as a 10-week training plan to take you from 0-5k, this guide talks you through the weeks, encourage you and give you all the information you need to get up and running.

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How to Run 10k

Ready for your next challenge? This 10-week to 10K training plan will help you build up your running distances gradually.

The plan will also introduce you to interval training which will help you get faster.

And there’s a fully illustrated introduction to strength training plan too to help make you a stronger runner.

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How to Run Faster at 5k and 10k

If you want to work on getting getting faster and get your 5k or 10k time down, this guide will help you do just that.

This guide includes training plans for 5k and 10k race distances, to help you work towards your next goal.

Over eight weeks, the plans will help you train towards running a faster 5k or 10k. It will help you assess where you are and what sort of improvement you can achieve in your race times to really get focussed on your goal.

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How to Run a Half Marathon

Running 13.1 miles is a big deal and it deserves respect. Whatever pace you’re aiming to run, you’ll need to set aside a couple of months for training and include a range of sessions into your week.

This guide will offer you three training plans to follow and explain everything you need to know to prepare for your race.

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How to Run a Marathon

Marathon training can be a tricky and confusing business, but this guide will be with you every step of the way.

As well as giving you a choice of two 20-week training plans, this 64-page guide will explain the important components of marathon training, so you can make the best choices for you.

Designed to give you everything you need to train for and prepare for the marathon, it will explain the benefits of the different types of runs you’ll be doing and give you reassurance when the going gets tough.

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