Welcome to runningfastr

The home of structured training plans for runners of all abilities.
Our training plans are designed relative to your current ability and aspirational race pace, so whether it's a 5k, 10k, or Half Marathon, our training plans can help you achieve your target time.

Training Plans At Your Required Race Pace

It doesn’t matter if you are running your first 5k race or your 100th 10k, it helps to have a bit of structure to work with rather than following generic training plans.

If you have a particular goal or new personal best time in mind, some focused training that is tailored to your specific target race pace can make the difference and give you the platform to achieve your ambitions.

For example, if you want to achieve a sub 60 minute 10k, then training at or close to the required race pace of 9:39 per mile (5:58 per km) rather than following a generic plan can have can a real positive impact on your results.

Our training plans are tailored relative to your current ability and aspirational race pace; helping you to complete all the required training components to help you run faster and get stronger.

It’s important that you select the right plan for your current ability so please take a moment to check out the following guides before starting a plan:

Why it helps to follow a structured training plan 

Frequently Asked Questions 

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26 Responses

  1. Karyn Reynolds says:

    Hi Matt, i am using you Half Marathon 1:45 training plan. You have written about 800m intervals but haven’t actually included them in the plan?? Wonder where I should include these in the program. Also..tempo runs..should they be ran at target pace?? Cheers in advance : )

  2. Nancy says:

    Hi Matt,

    I can’t seem to find any information about a warm up for the trainings!

  3. Madalene says:

    Hi Matt,
    Just wondering when the sub 1 hour 45 min half marathon training program will be released? I think your programs are fantastic and have seen a vast improvement in my times/pace in a very short space of time.

  4. Jon Acker says:

    Hi Matt these training plans are very interesting, but I would like to ask you are the 5k workouts applicable to kids? I have 2 kids 9yo girl and 8yo boy and they will be running 3k in cross country and I’m thinking of applying the 5k. Would you advise it or no? My daughter’s or in 3k is 13:33 and my son’s 2k pr is 9:25 and he’s never tried the 3k. If I do try it, how should I modify the rest time? Thanks I appreciate it.

  5. Marc Sim says:

    Looking at the training plan for the sub 24 minute 5k, I noticed that it was only 4 weeks. Is it really only that long or is it part of a cycle that repeats once or twice more? It’s a bit hard to think it’d be that fast to knock off two minutes from my time.

    • Matt Matt says:

      Hi Marc, yes it’s a cycle that repeats. The page recommends 2-3 cycles of the plan before a PB attempt before some time for recovery. Cheers.

  6. Graham says:

    Hi Matt,

    I just wanted to write you a note and say thanks very much for taking the time to put your website together and produce these plans. They’ve been really helpful for me.

    Thanks again

    Graham

    • Matt Matt says:

      Hi Graham, thanks for your comment. It makes the time and effort worthwhile to know that you have found the plans useful in achieving your goals. Thanks!

  7. Hello Matt, I got your website from the NHS health unlocked. I am 58, female ( a bit overweight) but in good health . I ran a 10 k on Sat at 1 hr 25 and would like to focus on getting faster, probably concentrating on 5 ks . Can you suggest a training plan for me ? Manybthanks, Fiona Thompson

    • Matt Matt says:

      Hi Fiona, unfortunately I don’t have any on the site that are currently suitable but if you are still looking for one I can put one together for you if yo are still interested? Just let me know.
      Cheers,
      Matt

  8. George says:

    Hi, thanks for the great website and training plans. Am getting closer to 18min 5k! Just wondering if you have any marathon training plans at all? Am planning on entering one in early autumn, so have ages but am yet to find a plan that looks/feels right. Thanks, George

    • Matt Matt says:

      Hi George, it’s a great question because I’m currently working on the marathon and half marathon training plans for the site. I’ll drop you a mail if you like when they are online, or just check the site again in a month or so. Cheers.

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