Long Distance Running Training For Beginners
Imagine…You… Running 10 kilometers or longer and feeling great!
Following simple rules for long distance running training for beginners.
- you need to have a structured running training plan, with recovery days and cross training days so that your muscles rest and you get better performance
- the running training plan needs to emphasize training for a longer term period
- The training plan needs to be prioritized for the right age group, fitness level, and experience
Let me explain…
A structured running training plan is so important because it focuses on your goals! You know what you want to achieve and what you have to do to achieve it. If you want to be able to run for an hour by next month and you’ve been running only a couple of weeks…
A good plan will tell you… “That’s not going to happen!”
A good plan has to be tried and tested so that you achieve optimal results. The plan will tell what days to run, how many days to run, what days not to run, and what days to cross train. Following the plan makes training for beginners easy and motivates you to upgrade when finished and move on to the next plan.
Long distance running training for beginners…
It should not be just long mileage training, but also gradual training that is long term. If you started a program that ends at the 6-week mark, it’s time to do the next program that goes another 6 weeks and so on. Some programs are in 12-week increments, it completely depends on what type of program you are doing. If you wanted to run for 1 hour and you are only able to run 30 minutes…
You need to find a 12 Week 10K Training Program that focuses on gradually running up to an hour or more. (10 Kilometers) I find the best long term running training programs are ones that are set up in increments through the year. (For example quarterly) As you progress to longer distances, expect that your plans for training will be for longer periods. (10 to 12 weeks)
A program that focuses on gradually running up to an hour or more. (10 Kilometers) I find the best long term running training programs are ones that are set up in increments through the year. (For example quarterly) As you progress to longer distances, expect that your plans for training will be for longer periods. (10 to 12 weeks)
Many of you are running in your 40s, 50s even 60s…
It’s never too late to start running.
One of the most important things I must emphasize is overload.
When a new runner is given a training plan and tries to run 10 Kilometers, it is important that experience, age, and fitness level be taken into account. A training plan for a 20 year will be slightly different than a training plan for a 50-year-old. The older you are, this less jumping around you’ve done in the last 20 years! Your level of fitness will be different and you may have added health issues.
It’s exciting to move on to the next stage of running!
Yes, if you run and train for long distances you will be able to run 10Kilometers, a half marathon, marathon or even ultra marathon, but always make sure that you have found a great plan that is good for you.
Remember to pay attention to what your body is telling you so that you can adjust your plans otherwise.
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