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30th Apr 2013

Ten Weeks of Training – Prep Yourself for this Year’s Mini Marathon with this Handy Guide

Ten weeks of training tips to get you fighting fit ahead of this year’s Flora Women’s Mini Marathon

Rebecca McKnight

We’ve paired up with the Irish Cancer Society to create The Pink Brigade, a team made up of Her.ie staffers and our fab readers, who will run, walk or jog all over cancer in this year’s Flora Women’s Mini Marathon! 

We’d love for you to join us, you can find all the info you need right here, drop us a line and we’ll include you on our email list for training tips, inspirational stories and much more – and we’ll all work towards our June goal together!

For now, we’re on week seven of our ten-week training schedule. What you get out of the day itself is entirely dependent on what you put in, so every week right here we’ll be upping the training ever so slightly to get you ready for the challenge.

 

Week 7

 

For Walkers: 

Train three days a week.

Day one: Walk for 45 minutes at a brisk pace.

Day two: Alternative exercise – play a game of tennis!

Day three: Walk for 60 minutes, try the same route as day one but increase the pace slightly and better your time and distance covered.

 

For Joggers: 

Train three days a week.

Day one: Walk for 5 minutes, stretch for 5, jog for 45 and walk for another 10.

Day two: Alternative exercise – maybe go swimming?

Day three: Walk 10 minutes, stretch 5/10 minutes, jog for 60 minutes (moderate pace) and walk for another 10 minutes.

 

For Runners:

Train four days a week.

Day one: Walk 5 minutes, stretch for 5, run for 45 (steady pace), walk for 5, stretch for 5.

Day two: Walk 5 minutes, stretch for 5, run for 30 (faster pace than day 1), walk for 5, stretch for 5.

Day three:Walk 5 minutes, stretch for 5, run for 45 (steady pace), walk for 5, stretch for 5.

Day four: Walk 5 minutes, stretch for 5, run for 60 minutes (moderate pace), walk for 5, stretch for 5. 

 

Check back here next week for part eight and follow our training guide all the way up to June!

 

 

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