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 26 November 2017     450 metres
Sunday 03 December 2017     495 metres
Sunday 10 December 2017     544 metres
Sunday 17 December 2017     599 metres
Sunday 24 December 2017     659 metres
Sunday 31 December 2017     725 metres
Sunday 07 January 2018     797 metres
Sunday 14 January 2018     877 metres
Sunday 21 January 2018     964 metres
Sunday 28 January 2018     1061 metres
Sunday 04 February 2018     1167 metres
Sunday 11 February 2018     1284 metres
Sunday 18 February 2018     1412 metres
Sunday 25 February 2018     1553 metres
Sunday 04 March 2018     1708 metres
Sunday 11 March 2018     1879 metres
Sunday 18 March 2018     2067 metres
Sunday 25 March 2018     2274 metres
Sunday 01 April 2018     2501 metres
Sunday 08 April 2018     2751 metres
Sunday 15 April 2018     3027 metres
Sunday 22 April 2018     3329 metres
Sunday 29 April 2018     3662 metres
Sunday 06 May 2018     4028 metres
Sunday 13 May 2018     4431 metres
Sunday 20 May 2018     4874 metres
Sunday 27 May 2018     5362 metres
Sunday 03 June 2018     5898 metres
Sunday 10 June 2018     6488 metres
Sunday 17 June 2018     7136 metres
Sunday 24 June 2018     7850 metres
Sunday 01 July 2018     8635 metres
Sunday 08 July 2018     9499 metres
Sunday 15 July 2018     10449 metres
Sunday 22 July 2018     11493 metres
Sunday 29 July 2018     12643 metres
Sunday 05 August 2018     13907 metres
Sunday 12 August 2018     13907 metres

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