Long-Distance Running Training Calculator

Long-Distance Running Training Calculator

Long distance running is one of the most ancient and historically important human activities. It's not only our large brains that made us such a successful species. Our two legged walk (as opposed to most other mammals four legged walk), and our ability to sweat (to lose excess body heat), has made us extremely good long-distance runners. People have even outrun horses in races over long distances.

A two legged walk is capable of less speed than a four legged walk, but it's much more efficient in terms of energy used up. Which gives us great endurance, and the ability to run down prey animals over long distances like our ancestors did. Long-distance running is perhaps the original and the most natural human sport.

This page displays a schedule of dates and distances you could use as a suggestion for training.

Long-Distance Running Training Calculator
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Trail Running Shoes

Trail running shoes are similar to road running shoes but usually have better support, padding, and protection for your feet. They can be used for both trail running and road running (though they're slightly heavier and less optimised for hard surfaces than road running shoes).

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The Race Training Calculator

The table loads initially with dates for the next Sydney City to Surf fun run, and calculates training distances based on increasing your distance by 10% every week.

You can modify the fields for a different initial training distance, race distance, and date. The calculator increases the training distance gradually up to the full race distance one week before the race date.

Initial training distance (metres): (enter blank or zero for auto)

Event distance (metres):

Event date:

Training schedule for 13907 m race on Sunday, 11 August 2019, increasing distance by 10 percent each week.

Sunday 23 December 2018


659 m

Sunday 30 December 2018


725 m

Sunday 06 January 2019


797 m

Sunday 13 January 2019


877 m

Sunday 20 January 2019


964 m

Sunday 27 January 2019


1061 m

Sunday 03 February 2019


1167 m

Sunday 10 February 2019


1284 m

Sunday 17 February 2019


1412 m

Sunday 24 February 2019


1553 m

Sunday 03 March 2019


1708 m

Sunday 10 March 2019


1879 m

Sunday 17 March 2019


2067 m

Sunday 24 March 2019


2274 m

Sunday 31 March 2019


2501 m

Sunday 07 April 2019


2751 m

Sunday 14 April 2019


3027 m

Sunday 21 April 2019


3329 m

Sunday 28 April 2019


3662 m

Sunday 05 May 2019


4028 m

Sunday 12 May 2019


4431 m

Sunday 19 May 2019


4874 m

Sunday 26 May 2019


5362 m

Sunday 02 June 2019


5898 m

Sunday 09 June 2019


6488 m

Sunday 16 June 2019


7136 m

Sunday 23 June 2019


7850 m

Sunday 30 June 2019


8635 m

Sunday 07 July 2019


9499 m

Sunday 14 July 2019


10449 m

Sunday 21 July 2019


11493 m

Sunday 28 July 2019


12643 m

Sunday 04 August 2019


13907 m

Sunday 11 August 2019


13907 m

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