So your ready to run, but you don’t know what to do to prepare for your first event? No problem we have all been there!
You may ask questions, such as:
- How fast should I be running?
- How often should I be running?
- Is there a GOOD guide to help me reach my goal?
The answers are HERE! Use these training programs as a guide to your world of running! Choose from 4 popular race distances for Novice, Intermediate and Advanced runners
5K 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. A 5K is 3.1 miles and is the perfect distance for new runners to get into racing and the sport of running.
A 10K Race is a popular racing distance. Many runners start by entering a 5-K, then shift upwards to the 10-K (10,000 meters, or 6.2 miles) en route to a marathon. Or they begin at the marathon and look for lower mileage races, realizing they can improve their speed and race more frequently at 10K distances. 10K races are fun to run and easy to run.
The half marathon is a friendly distance. Beginners, who have gotten their introduction to road running in a 5-K or 10-K, can look to the half as the next step upward. Experienced runners like half marathons, because racing 13.1 miles requires somewhat less time commitment than does a full 26.2.
The marathon is a long-distance running event with an official distance of 42.195 kilometres (26.219 miles, or 26 miles 385 yards), usually run as a road race. It is a challenging distance for the determined runner. With proper training and preparation, the marathon is obtainable to any runner.