Fun Run Advice

The fun run option is a great target for those just beginning their running journey.
The distance is short enough to be within reach of most beginners but challenging enough for those that want to run the whole way!  It can also be used as a step towards the more common 5km (3.1 miles) with races over that distance relatively common across the country.

The training for the fun run should only need you to train 3 times a week, as rest is important in the training plans, especially for newer runners.  Decide what days/times that you can set aside for training and try to stick with these, which will give you the opportunity to put your feet up on the other days.

Suggested schedule as below for first timers.

Details
Week 1 Session 1 run 2 minutes, walk 3 minutes, repeat x3
Session 2 run 3 minutes, walk 3 minutes, repeat x3
Session 3 run 3 minutes, walk 3 minutes, repeat x3
Week 2 Session 1 run 3 minutes, walk 3 minutes, repeat x3
Session 2 run 3 minutes, walk 2 minutes, repeat x3
Session 3 run 4 minutes, walk 3 minutes, repeat x3
Week 3 Session 1 run 4 minutes, walk 2 minutes, repeat x3
Session 2 run 5 minutes, walk 2 minutes, repeat x3
Session 3 run 6 minutes, walk 3 minutes, repeat x3
Week 4 Session 1 run 5 minutes, walk 1 minute, repeat x3
Session 2 run 7 minutes, walk 3 minutes, repeat x2
Session 3 run 8 minutes, walk 2 minutes, repeat x3
Week 5 Session 1 run 4 minutes, walk 1 minute, repeat x3
Session 2 run 10 minutes, walk 2 minutes, repeat x1
Session 3 run 12 minutes, walk 2 minutes, run 10 minutes
Week 6 Session 1 run 5 minutes, walk 1 minute, repeat x3
Session 2 run 8 minutes, walk 2 minutes, repeat x1
Session 3 run 13 minutes, walk 2 minutes, run 10 minutes
Week 7 Session 1 run 8 minutes, walk 2 minutes, repeat x2
Session 2 run 10 minutes, walk 2 minutes, run 10 minutes
Session 3 run 14 minutes, walk 2 minutes, run 12 minutes
Week 8 Session 1 run 8 minutes, walk 1 minute, repeat x2
Session 2 run 5 minutes, walk 3 minutes, repeat x2
Session 3 Race!