This training program generator assumes you can currently run a mile. If you're unable to run a mile continuously, I'd encourage you to seek out a training program specific to beginning running.

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This affects how much mileage you will do. Aggressive training programs include much more midweek mileage than the casual option.

This is the length of the event you're training for. Be realistic. For an inexperienced runner, it's probably best to undertake a half-marathon (13.1 miles) before undertaking a full (26.2)

This is the maximum distance you're currently comfortable running. This isn't mandatory and is simply here to let you jump start your program by omitting the shorter runs that a newer runner should be getting in.
Training Range
Select the starting and ending dates for your training. If training for an event, your race day should be the ending date. Ensure that you've got sufficient time to build your mileage base. Training weeks with excessive mileage increases may lead to injury and will be flagged in red.
Days to Train

3 to 5 days of training each week is recommended. Less than 3 runs a week may result in an insufficient base and subsequently attempting longer runs too soon. More than 5 days a week may not allow ample time for recovery. Either could lead to injury.

How many days long your taper should be .
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