The following Beginners Half Marathon Training Programme was kindly provided by our friends at Sport Manawatu. The 7 week programme is an extract from their popular Running 101 training programme. For more information on Sport Manawatu visit www.sportmanawatu.org.nz
*Half marathon programme - week 1
*Half marathon programme - week 2
*Half marathon programme - week 3
*Half marathon programme - week 4
*Half marathon programme - week 5
*Half marathon programme - week 6
*Half marathon programme - week 7
*Extra tips - the importance of flexibility
10km and 5km
The following beginners programmes for the 5 and 10k events are kindly provided by our friends at Sport Manawatu. Download via the links below.
*Beginners 5km training programme
*Beginners 10km training programme
Further Training Information
For marathon runners
*Want to try something new? Head to Nike Running and see how you can track your running with the ease of your iPod. Set yourself goals and get ready to take on a marathon.
*For 26 tips on running your best come race day check out Runners World.
Marathon Rookie has experts who can offer tips and advice about how to prepare for a marathon.
General Running Advice
*Shoe Clinic features a dietician’s guide to eating for a marathon and a half marathon 10 week training programme.
*Running Advisor has everything you need to know about how to prepare for a run, whether it be 5km or a half marathon and how you can reach your goals.
*Running Planet has what you need to know about training methods, different workouts you can do and training advice to help with all levels of fitness. Active Smart has free online plans tailored to you, including walk, run and multi-discipline plans.
Additional Training Programmes
*The ultimate half marathon training guide - from runnerworld. Presenting a can't fail nine-week programme for beginners, experts and everyone in between.
*The beginner's half marathon training guide - for those just started out, check out this guide from the shoeclinic website.
*Marathon Training guide - from marathontraining.com.
As with any form of exercise if you experience any pain, discomfort or injury then please seek advice from a medical professional.
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