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5K Training Plan for Beginners

5K Training Plan for Beginners

Looking to run a 5K?  Here is one of our favorite simple, yet effective, training plans for a 5K race.  This program works on a 3 or 4 day a week training schedule; however, if these days don't fit into your schedule, simply move them around to make it work for you.  If this schedule is too easy, step it up to a 10K plan.  Always remember to listen to your body and take it easy when you are sore.  Extra rest is always a good thing when training for a race.

 

 

Week Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
1 Rest 1 mi run Cross Training or Rest 1 mi run Rest 1.5 mi run 20-30 min run or Cross Training
2 Rest 1.5 mi run Cross Training or Rest 1.5 mi run Rest 1.75 mi run 20-30 min run or Cross Training
3 ...

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Posted Wednesday, April 22, 2015 by Michael Gonzales in Training Plans, Running

 
 
 

Marathon Training Plan for Beginners

Marathon Training Plan for Beginners

So you've done them all and are ready for the full Marathon.  Here is a simple, yet effective, training plan for a half marathon race.  This program is for individuals capable of running 12-15 miles per week. Don't jump into Marathon training lightly as it takes a great deal of time and effort.  Always remember to listen to your body and take it easy when you are sore.  Extra rest is always a good thing when training for a race.

 

 

 

Week Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
1 Rest 3 mi Cross Train 3 mi Rest 4 mi 3 mi easy
2 Rest 3 miles Rest 3 mi Cross Train or Rest 5 mi 3 mi easy
3 Rest 3 mi Cross Train 4 mi Cross Train or Rest 6 mi 3 mi easy
4 Rest 3 mi Rest 4 mi Cross Train or Rest 4 mi ...

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Posted Sunday, March 24, 2013 by Michael Gonzales in Training Plans, Running

 
 
 

Half Marathon Training Plan for Beginners

Half Marathon Training Plan for Beginners

So you've done a 5k and a 10k and are looking to step it up to a Half Marathon.  Here is a simple, yet effective, training plans for a half marathon race.  This program is for individuals capable of running 8-10 miles per week.  If this schedule is too easy, it might be time to get working on a full marathon plan.  Always remember to listen to your body and take it easy when you are sore.  Extra rest is always a good thing when training for a race.

 

 

 

Week Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
1 Rest 2 mi Rest 2.5 mi Rest 3 mi 20-30 min easy run or cross-train
2 Rest 2 miles Rest 3 mi Cross Train or Rest 4 mi 20-30 min easy run or cross-train
3 Rest 2.5 mi Cross Train 3 mi Rest 5 mi 20-30 min easy run ...

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Posted Thursday, March 21, 2013 by Michael Gonzales in Training Plans, Running

 
 
 

10K Training Plan for Beginners

10K Training Plan for Beginners

Looking to step it up to a 10K?  Here is one of our favorite simple, yet effective, training plans for a 10K race.  This program works on a 4 or5 day a week training schedule; however, if these days don't fit into your schedule, simply move them around to make it work for you.  If this schedule is too easy, it might be time to get working on a half-marathon plan.  Always remember to listen to your body and take it easy when you are sore.  Extra rest is always a good thing when training for a race.

 

 

Week Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
1 Rest 1.5 m run Cross Training or Rest 1.5 m run Rest 2 m run 25-30 min easy run or Cross Training
2 Rest 2 m run Cross Training or Rest 2 m run Rest 2.5 m run 25-30 ...

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Posted Tuesday, March 19, 2013 by Michael Gonzales in Training Plans, Running