The Cheltenham Challenge 10K and Half Marathon training plans below are suitable for both men and women and for beginners.
If you’re interested in the 5K, have you considered attending the Cheltenham Parkrun every Saturday at Pittville Park?
A simple key to assist with using the training plans:
EASY: As it says, just an easy pace you feel you can keep going at. Should be able to talk so run with a friend or get someone to pace you on a bike.
FASTER: A quicker pace, it should feel slightly uncomfortable – but you know you can still complete the run. You should not be able to talk at this pace.
STEADY RUNNING: This is a pace that is relaxed but not slow, in which the runner should only feel slightly tired towards the end.
THRESHOLD (TEMPO) RUNNING: This is a pace where you should only be able to talk a few words at a time. If you are too out of breath to speak you are running too fast. If you can speak normally, you are running too slowly. Aim to run “comfortably hard”.
Find out more here: http://www.runbritain.com/training/runwithrhythm/threshold-run
The 10K plan is courtesy of http://www.runbristol.com
The Half Marathon plan is courtesy of Women and Men’s Running magazines, in which the Cheltenham Challenge has been advertised.