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 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 2019 schedule: TRAINING SERIES SCHEDULE Training locations:

  • Sundays:
    • Dates: August 4th to October 6th
    • Time: 8am
    • Meeting Location: Fit441
    • Address: 441 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
  • Wednesdays:  
    • Date: August 7th to October 9th
    • Time: 6pm
    • Meeting Location: Janet Lady Clark Rotunda
    • Address: Linlithgow Ave, Melbourne

2019 Training Plans

Thanks to out fueling partner Science in Sport for writing the training plans for the Melbourne Marathon, Sri Lankan Airlines Half Marathon & ASICS 10km Run events. Follow these training programs to help you achieve your goal. Please consult your doctor before beginning any new exercise program.


Marathon Training Plan

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


Half Marathon Training Plans

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

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

Beginner/Intermediate: If you feel pretty comfortable running 5km and want to challenge yourself to run further, this training program is for you. Over 12 weeks, you’ll build the endurance you need to complete 10km feeling strong.

Advanced:  If you feel pretty comfortable running 10km and want to up your intensity, this is the training guide for you. Over 12 weeks, you’ll improve your speed, strength and ensurance, so you start hitting new personal bests. 


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