MY TRAINING PLANS
The first thing to do once you have signed up for your big challenge is to get yourself a training plan! Having a plan and putting some structure into your running will help you achieve your goals!
Over the years I have pretty much stuck to one plan and adapted it to my target and my ability. I went from a total beginner completing my first 10k to a multiple marathon finisher.
Below you will find my own plans that I have used to train and complete events. There are two beginner Half & Marathon plans and then a more advanced Marathon plan which I use.
The idea of my putting these plans up is to help find a starting point for your training. Take my plan and adapt it to fit into your life. Look at your fitness/ability/speed and make adjustments. Think about your cross training, be it swimming or hitting the gym but amend the plan for when you can fit these in around your busy schedule.
The most important thing with any training plan is to make it adjustable. You may get injured, you will have a few days sick and something is bound to crop up where you will miss one or two runs. Do not panic just go with the flow, concentrate on that Long Run and you will finish and get the same medal as everyone else!