Long-Distance Running Training Calculator - Calculates jogging/running training distances, increasing by 10% every week

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, 09 August 2020, increasing distance by 10 percent each week.

Sunday 08 December 2019


544 m

Sunday 15 December 2019


599 m

Sunday 22 December 2019


659 m

Sunday 29 December 2019


725 m

Sunday 05 January 2020


797 m

Sunday 12 January 2020


877 m

Sunday 19 January 2020


964 m

Sunday 26 January 2020


1061 m

Sunday 02 February 2020


1167 m

Sunday 09 February 2020


1284 m

Sunday 16 February 2020


1412 m

Sunday 23 February 2020


1553 m

Sunday 01 March 2020


1708 m

Sunday 08 March 2020


1879 m

Sunday 15 March 2020


2067 m

Sunday 22 March 2020


2274 m

Sunday 29 March 2020


2501 m

Sunday 05 April 2020


2751 m

Sunday 12 April 2020


3027 m

Sunday 19 April 2020


3329 m

Sunday 26 April 2020


3662 m

Sunday 03 May 2020


4028 m

Sunday 10 May 2020


4431 m

Sunday 17 May 2020


4874 m

Sunday 24 May 2020


5362 m

Sunday 31 May 2020


5898 m

Sunday 07 June 2020


6488 m

Sunday 14 June 2020


7136 m

Sunday 21 June 2020


7850 m

Sunday 28 June 2020


8635 m

Sunday 05 July 2020


9499 m

Sunday 12 July 2020


10449 m

Sunday 19 July 2020


11493 m

Sunday 26 July 2020


12643 m

Sunday 02 August 2020


13907 m

Sunday 09 August 2020


13907 m

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