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, 12 August 2018, increasing distance by 10 percent each week.

Sunday 28 January 2018


1061 m

Sunday 04 February 2018


1167 m

Sunday 11 February 2018


1284 m

Sunday 18 February 2018


1412 m

Sunday 25 February 2018


1553 m

Sunday 04 March 2018


1708 m

Sunday 11 March 2018


1879 m

Sunday 18 March 2018


2067 m

Sunday 25 March 2018


2274 m

Sunday 01 April 2018


2501 m

Sunday 08 April 2018


2751 m

Sunday 15 April 2018


3027 m

Sunday 22 April 2018


3329 m

Sunday 29 April 2018


3662 m

Sunday 06 May 2018


4028 m

Sunday 13 May 2018


4431 m

Sunday 20 May 2018


4874 m

Sunday 27 May 2018


5362 m

Sunday 03 June 2018


5898 m

Sunday 10 June 2018


6488 m

Sunday 17 June 2018


7136 m

Sunday 24 June 2018


7850 m

Sunday 01 July 2018


8635 m

Sunday 08 July 2018


9499 m

Sunday 15 July 2018


10449 m

Sunday 22 July 2018


11493 m

Sunday 29 July 2018


12643 m

Sunday 05 August 2018


13907 m

Sunday 12 August 2018


13907 m

See Also

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