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Marathon Training Plans

Whatever your target or motivation, remember that the marathon is a rough and tough event. It is not for the faint hearted. If it were easy it would be no challenge.

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Half Marathon Training Plans

The half marathon is a friendly distance. Beginners, who have gotten their introduction to road running in a 5K or 10K, can look to the half as the next step upward. Experienced runners like half marathons, because racing 13 miles requires somewhat less time commitment than a full 26-mile marathon. They can recover more rapidly. The excitement around half marathons often is the same as at a marathon except you get to go home early. Also, you can use half marathon races as part of your training for later marathons. Knowing your time at the half marathon gives you a good idea of what to expect when you run the

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10K Training Plans

Ten kilometres is a very popular racing distance. Many runners start by entering a 5K, then shift upwards to the 10K (10,000 metres, or 6.2 miles) en route to a marathon. Or they begin at the marathon and look downward, realising they can improve their speed and race more frequently at 10K distances. 10K races are fun to run and easy to race. Unlike marathons, you don’t need to spend 18 weeks training specifically for them, and recovery time is measured in days, not weeks. Let’s start to train. If this is your first 10K race, or race at any distance, pick the Novice Training Plan. If you are an experienced runner looking

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5K Training Plans

For many individuals, five kilometers (5,000 metres, or 3.1 miles) is the first competitive distance they try. It’s their first race t-shirt, their introduction to the world of road racing. But experienced runners like 5Ks too. Five kilometre races are fun to run and easy to race. Unlike marathons, you don’t need to spend 18 weeks training specifically for them, excessively high mileage and recovery time is measured in days, not weeks. For that reason, the 5K is the most popular racing distance in Ireland. If you are a beginner, you can be standing at the starting line of your first 5K after only a few months training. It will take


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