Bay 2 Bay Training Program Week 1

Bay 2 Bay Training Program Week 1

For those wanting to complete the Bay 2 Bay this year in June, now is the prime time to start training. We will be releasing a training program one week at a time on our website this year. The program includes options for both 12km and half marathon distances for runners of different fitness levels. This program has been supplied by Melanie McDonald who is a previous winner of the race specially for Bay 2 Bay training.

Unless specified in the following programs all running should be carried out at a pace at which you think you could carry on a conversation with someone. Where a pace such as 5k or 10k pace is specified this is what you estimate you could complete a 5k or 10k race at.

12km Training Program

Finish time over 60 mins

Day Training
Mon 23/3 Rest
Tue 24/3 3k
Wed 25/3 Rest
Thu 26/3 4k
Fri 27/3 Rest
Sat 28/3 Rest / X Train*
Sun 29/3 5k Long Run

 

Finish time under 60 mins

Day Training
Mon 23/3 Rest / X Train*
Tue 24/3

10km

Fartlek**: Include 6 x (60 sec effort at 5k pace / 60 sec easy jog recovery)

Wed 25/3 Rest / X Train*
Thu 26/3

10km

Include 4 x (60 sec uphill / run down easy recovery)

Fri 27/3 Rest / X Train*
Sat 28/3 6km
Sun 29/3 12k Long Run

 

Half Marathon Training Program

Finish time over 2 hours

Day Training
Mon 23/3 Rest
Tue 24/3 6k
Wed 25/3 Rest
Thu 26/3 6k
Fri 27/3 Rest
Sat 28/3 Rest / X Train*
Sun 29/3 8k Long Run

 

Finish time under 2 hours

Day Training
Mon 23/3 Rest / X Train*
Tue 24/3

10km

Fartlek**: Include 4 x (2 min effort at 10k pace / 2 min easy jog recovery)

Wed 25/3 Rest / X Train*
Thu 26/3

8km

Include 4 x (60 sec uphill / run down easy recovery)

Fri 27/3 Rest / X Train*
Sat 28/3 10km
Sun 29/3 14k Long Run

 

* X Train means cross training which is any other form of exercise such as swimming or cycling. It should not interfere with your ability to complete running training

** Fartlek (meaning speed play) is alternating between fast and slower running

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Fitness disclaimer

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4 comments

  • Runners Shop

    You can find the latest week either on the blog page or there is a link to the current week at the top of the page :)

  • Kristen Jeffery

    Where is week 2 training schedule?

  • Adam Plummer

    Hi, thanks for this. I am competing in the 12km B2B and am currently running between 6-7kms every second day. Will the 2nd instalment in your training guide be more suited for the distance I am currently running?

  • Simone Gibson

    Thank you so much for this training guide! I have been looking for one as I am going try the half marathon this year; I ran the 12km last year.

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