Whether you’re a new or experienced runner, with the help of Atlas Multisports qualified coaches and 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon event director Jason Crowther, we’ve put together training guides to help get you in shape for the marathon (42.2km) and the half marathon (21.1km) on August 19.
Channel 7 Marathon – The beginner, intermediate and advanced 16-week marathon guides are based on time, rather than distance, with a guide on how to get the most out of the training, what to expect and how to approach each session regardless of whether you’re running with a group or on your own.
McDonald’s Half Marathon (Australian Half Marathon Championships) Whether you’re aiming for a personal best or are stepping up to complete your first half marathon Atlas Multisports has a guide written specifically for this event to help runners reach the start line ready to tackle 21.1km. The beginner, intermediate and advanced guides are 12 weeks in length and based on time, rather than distance.
We recommend reading the first page of each guide, which explains the terms used for training sessions and will help you get the best out of each session – how fast to run, purpose and what running terminology means.
See below for which training guide suits your ability and ambitions for the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon, 2018 and McDonald’s Half Marathon, 2018.
Let me guess, everyone around you says you’re crazy? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll look after you. The key to getting through your first big event is not to freak out and don’t even think above looking too far ahead on the training guide. You’ve got this, bit by bit you’ll get to the finish line and it will be every bit as good as you expected. For runners new to the marathon with little to no experience in distance events.
So you’ve run a few distance events before? Maybe finished and Ironman, possibly a half or two but this year you’re going the whole hog, the 42.2km blue ribbon event. Train smarter not harder for the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon and achieve a personal best by following this year’s 16-week training guide. For experienced runners who already run 40-60km a week.
This training guide is written specifically to guide runners who have already completed a marathon or other long distance running events and would like to improve on their previous performance. For advanced runners looking for a sub 3hr finish for men and 3hr30min finish for women.
This training guide is written specifically for runners new to the half marathon distance. Maybe you’ve tried a 5km-10km few events previously or you’ve been roped in by your workmates or friends (are you here because you lost of bet?) This guide will help you not only feel better but run for longer and more efficiently. For beginner runners who have never attempted a half marathon and whose goal is to challenge themselves, tick a bucket list item or impress their friends and family by finishing their first half marathon in style.
So you’ve run a few distance events before? Or perhaps you’re a 10km expert ready to push that bit further, challenge yourself and add another medal and race number to your already impressive collection? Take the next step in your running career with the 12-week intermediate guide. For experienced runners who already run 40-60km a week.
Let me guess, everyone around you says you’re crazy? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll look after you. The key to getting through your first big event is not to freak out and don’t even think above looking too far ahead on the training guide. You’ve got this, bit by bit you’ll get to the finish line and it will be every bit as good as you expected. For runners who have run several half or full marathons who run 60+ km/week and are looking for a personal best or age group top 10 finish.
Our 10km training guide is suitable for all ages and abilities whether you’re getting off the couch, stepping up from the 5km or having a crack at a personal best. Written by the qualified coaches at Atlas Multisports it features daily sessions over 10 weeks mixed with easy runs, speed work and interval training. Based on time, it caters for beginners through to advanced, allowing runners to increase distance based on speed.
Need more run training help?
Get to Alex Surf Club carpark for an 6am start, finishing at 7am. The training is open to anyone and everyone. Atlas Multisports coaches will lead three different pace groups to cater for all abilities and distances.Check the Facebook event page for more information.
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