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After your first week of training, you should be feeling fitter and start to build up your distances and beating your times. This week, we focus on general conditioning and building up your overall fitness level and strength ahead of the Harrington Fun Run.
When you first start training, aim for general conditioning training that is mixing up interval running / walking till you can run further and beat previous times and distances. Aim for three to four running / walking sessions each week and other days try and get in some strength or flexibility training – such as a Core & Strength, Extreme30 or Fitcamp.
Known for his hardcore training style, Commando Steve from The Biggest Loser recommends the following:
"You need to be working towards running 2 to 3kms non stop or running for 15 to 20 mins non stop, to know you can handle this. I recommend running 3 times a week at the very least. Build yourself up to running a long distance once a week."
He also recommends more than just distance running during the week.
"Try doing more than just 'running' during the week. Add one day of sprint training, which might mean a shorter duration at a much higher intensity. For one training session, consider 4 to 5, 1km sprints with 2 to 3 minutes rest in between. Tough? Yep! Worthy of doing? You bet! Particularly if you are looking to do a great time."