THE DISTANCE COACHING
AN EDUCATED APPROACH TO RUNNING PROGRAM DESIGN
So, you want to run a strong Half Marathon? Not sure how to train for it? This program is for you.
This program assumes that you already run regularly - you have already done some 10km events and at least one half marathon, and can currently manage training runs of up to 15km.
With a passion for anatomy and the physiology of exercise, our head coach is an accomplished age group Marathon and Cross Country runner, Iron-man Triathlete and 3 time World Championship representative. He is an accredited Lvl 2 Advanced Athletics Australia running coach, former Athletics Australia course facilitator and holds a B.App.Sci. (Human Movement) and Post Grad.Dip. (Exercise Science)
If you ever need clarification feel free to email any questions via our website:
or direct email firstname.lastname@example.org
DOWNLOAD OUR FREE TRAINING RESOURCE MATERIAL
Free E-Book www.thedistancecoaching.com
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THIS PROGRAM
This program is a 20 week lead in. It progresses quite conservatively, and there is an emphasis throughout this program on teaching you pacing and consistency, both of which are critical to training and racing.
This plan progresses through 3 weeks of general conditioning to prepare you and introduce you to sessions you can expect throughout the 15 week Half Marathon specific phase (which will see your longest run of 22km and longest total week of 53.5km). Nearing your event the program will enter a 2 week taper.
During the 15 week specific block, you will benefit from a Recovery week every 3rd week.
At The Distance, our running programs are designed using training fundamentals proven to enhance performance. Inserted strategically each week are various forms of aerobic, anaerobic and high intensity running specific training sessions.
At The Distance, we fundamentally believe in teaching our athletes the art of pacing. This program is based around Perceived Feel of effort rather than Heart Rate or speed. Every single session specifies a pace/effort that you should complete it at. If you change the pace/effort of the prescribed session, you will change the physiologic