Training

Whether it’s training to complete your 5km, 10km, first half or full marathon, or you’re looking to set a new PB on our fast, flat course, we’re here to help you get ready for race day.

ASICS Training Club

Looking for more inspiration, or want to train with like-minded runners? The 10-week ASICS Training Club is held before every Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival and is designed to prepare runners for the half and full marathon distances.

Each session will cater to varying goals and fitness abilities.

These sessions are free for anyone to join, and there’s no need to RSVP to attend!

View 2018 schedule here

Training locations:

  • Sundays:
    • Dates: August 6th to October 8th
    • Time: 8am
    • Meeting Location: Fit441
    • Address: 441 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
  • Wednesdays:  
    • Date: August 9th to October 11th
    • Time: 6pm
    • Meeting Location: Janet Lady Clark Rotunda
    • Address: Linlithgow Ave, Melbourne

Steve Moneghetti's Training Tips

We teamed up with Australian marathon legend Steve Moneghetti to bring you a range of Training Tips to follow in the lead up to the Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival. Check out these great steps on how to train for a running event!
 
CONSISTENCY 

Steve provides tips on how to prevent injury in the lead up to your race.

MOTIVATION 

Steve discusses how to stay motivated while training for a major running event.

 
 
 

 


2018 Training Plans

Thanks to Medibank for writing the training plans for the Medibank Melbourne Marathon, Sri Lankan Airlines Half Marathon, ASICS 10km Run & the 5km Run events. Follow these training programs to help you achieve your goal.

Please consult your doctor before beginning any new exercise program.


Marathon Training Plans

Beginner: 

You’ve set yourself a challenge of your first marathon. Congratulations! This training  program will build on your running endurance and get your race ready in 12 weeks.

 

Intermediate: 

If you’ve got a couple of marathons under your belt and now you want to  push yourself further, this is the training program for you. Over 12 weeks, you’ll build your strength, speed and endurance to hit a new personal best. 

Advanced: 

If you’ve got a couple of marathons under your belt and now you want to  push yourself further, this is the training program for you. Over 12 weeks, you’ll build your strength, speed and endurance to hit a new personal best. 


Half Marathon Training Plans

Beginner: 

You’ve set yourself a challenge of your first half marathon. Congratulations! This training  program will build on your running endurance and get your race ready in 12 weeks.

 

Intermediate: 

If you’ve got a couple of half marathons under your belt and now you want to  push yourself further, this is the training program for you. Over 12 weeks, you’ll build your strength, speed and endurance to hit a new personal best. 

Advanced: 

If you’ve completed a few half marathons and want to push yourself towards a new personal best (PB), this is the training guide for you.


10km Training Plans

If you feel pretty comfortable running 5km and want to challenge yourself to run further, this training program is for you. Over 8 weeks, you’ll build the endurance you need to complete 10km feeling strong.

If you feel pretty comfortable running 10km and want to up your intensity, this is the training guide for you. Over 8 weeks, you’ll improve your speed, strength and ensurance, so you start hitting new personal bests. 

If you feel pretty good running 10km and want to take it to the next level, this is the training guide for you. Over 8 weeks, you’ll improve your speed, strength and ensurance, so you start hitting new personal bests. 


5km Training Plans

You’ve taken the first step and set yourself a challenge. Congratulations! This training program will build your strength and endurance and get you running your first 5km in 8 weeks.

If you’re getting comfortable running 5km and want to up your intensity, this is the training guide for you. Over 8 weeks, you’ll improve your speed, strength and endurance, so you’ll start hitting new personal bests.

If you’re feeling good running 5km and now want to take it to the next level, this is the training guide for you. Over 8 weeks, you’ll improve your speed, strength and endurance to reach your new personal best.


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