City Runs

Anthony Whiteman Training Plans

  • The Tempo Run

    Running is a simple process, you could, if you so wanted, do it with no equipment at all. No shoes or running gear at all, yet as runners we have to deal with complex ideas surrounding training. For the … Read more →

  • Cross Training

    Cross-training is a phrase that often strikes fear into the heart of the runner, mostly a sense of why bother? Can I not just fit in another run? After all that is what I am, I am a runner. But I am … Read more →

  • Interval Training

    I am pleased to join the ranks of city-runs. I will be endeavouring to pass on my training experience, gained from training with athletes and coaches around the world. This month I am tackling the subject … Read more →

  • Preparing for your Big Race

    With the European outdoor athletics season well underway an athlete's short term attention begins to focus on the Olympic Games in Beijing. The challenge for British athletes is to better the qualifying … Read more →

  • Hill Training

    For this month's column I have decided to cover something you either love or hate, but most of us hate - Hill Training!! The first pre-requisite for a decent hill training session is the hill itself. … Read more →

  • Winter Running

    With the clocks going back, the weather turning wintry positive thoughts about off-road running can be a bit of a struggle. With my second career well underway (I am a Personal Trainer, although I don not … Read more →

  • Advanced Half Marathon Plan

    Sub 1.5 hour training plan I am assuming that the advanced runner will run at least 5 times per week. They should also have completed a number of races and be looking to reduce an existing time for an … Read more →

  • Intermediate Half Marathon Plan

    Sub 2 hour half marathon I am assuming that the intermediate runner will run at least 4 times per week. . The subjects of interval training and hill training are covered in articles. A Tempo run is a fast … Read more →

  • Beginners Half Marathon

    Sub 2 hour 20 half marathon Ideally you should have completed the 12 week 10k beginner programme before starting this programme or be capable of a 60 min 10k. It is not ideal to try a half marathon as … Read more →

  • Advanced 10k Plan

    Sub 40 minutes I am assuming that the advanced runner will run minimum 4 times a week . In the early part of the schedule it is important to incorporate general fitness exercises. I tend to build them … Read more →

  • Intermediate 10k Plan

    Sub 50 minutes I am assuming that the intermediate runner will run 4 times per week. In the early part of the schedule it is important to incorporate general fitness exercises. I tend to build them up … Read more →

  • Beginners 10k Plan - Sub 1hr

    I have used this programme with a number of novice runners, starting from no running at all. I am assuming that a novice runner will be able to run 3 times per week. In the early part of the schedule it … Read more →

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