first marathon training
I followed was Hal Higdon’s one that I pulled off the
internet. To be honest I didn’t really know of any local training programmes so
when I did a
search Hal’s was the programme
found. If I recall correctly it was in miles and I had to
his distances into kilometres. Thing is, it was a pretty
and I actually followed it for a couple of years.
From the marathon programme I
moved up to
Oceans ultra marathon training programme.
don’t recall whose programme it was specifically. By this
stage I was training with a group of runners from the Fish Hoek Athletic Club and
just went along with whatever they said I needed to do. After
successful Two Oceans
persuaded to keep training and give Comrades a
Similarly, I followed a club training
programme which saw me complete my first Comrades.
The point I am trying to make
is that you do
need to follow a training
There are many programmes
available. My personal preference is Don Oliver’s Comrades training programme
and Don has kindly made his available on this site. There are
many others available out there. Lindsey Parry is the
Comrades coach and his programme can be found on the Comrades website.
good training programmes
include those of
and a number of specific training programmes in Tim Noakes's Lore of
Key words: training
Comrades, Don Oliver's Comrades training
Official Comrades Marathon website, Fish Hoek Athletic Club,