Beginners Running Program 2

20 Minutes in 10 Weeks

This second beginners running program in my series of run/walk programs is a great one.

Two weeks longer than number one, but in the end you will be able to run 20 minutes instead of 15.

So, you'll get from couch to 20 minutes of solid running in only 10 weeks!




Beginners Running Program

With these beginner running programs the important thing is that they ask you to start off easily, and slowly build up your time spent running.

You may find that the first few weeks look way too easy for you.

If that's the case, just start at a point you feel will provide sufficient challenge, whether that'd be week 2, week 3, etc.


Before you start it would be a good idea to check the following pages:

  • The Most Important Beginner Running Tips - THE starting page for when you are beginning to run.


  • Introduction to the Beginners Running Programs - This page provides instructions on warming up, cooling down, how to read the running programs, what to do when you want to run more or less workouts per week, what to do when you get stuck, etc.


  • You should really check out the Introduction to the Beginners Running Program page (the link above), but for completeness I will give you two key instructions here as well:

  • First and foremost, run at an easy pace. Many beginning runners make running way too hard. They feel they need to be exhausted. At the end of your workout, I'd like you to feel that you could have gone for a bit longer!


  • The walking should be done, preferrably, at a brisk pace. The walking breaks help you recover from the run, but when you do them briskly, you can still cover more distance, burning more calories and building your endurance in the process.


  • Here are Some Other Running Programs

    beginners running program 1
    beginners running program 3
    10k running program for beginners
    half marathon running program
    1
    8 min walk
    8 min walk,
    1 min run
    9 min walk
    1 min run
    Exercise
    Time
    8
    9
    10
    32
    Time
    Running
    0
    1
    1
    3
    2
    8 min walk,
    1 min run
    2 x
    5 min walk,
    1 min run
    2 x
    5 min walk,
    2 min run
    Exercise
    Time
    9
    12
    14
    35
    Time
    Running
    2
    2
    4
    8
    3
    6 min walk,
    3 min run
    2 x
    5 min walk,
    2 min run
    2 x
    5 min walk,
    3 min run
    Exercise
    Time
    9
    14
    16
    39
    Time
    Running
    3
    4
    6
    13
    4
    5 min walk,
    4 min run
    2 x
    4 min walk,
    3 min run
    2 x
    6 min walk,
    4 min run
    Exercise
    Time
    9
    14
    20
    43
    Time
    Running
    4
    6
    8
    18
    5
    4 x
    3 min walk,
    2 min run
    2 x
    5 min walk,
    5 min run
    10 min walk,
    6 min run
    Exercise
    Time
    20
    20
    16
    56
    Time
    Running
    8
    10
    6
    24
    6
    3 x
    3 min walk,
    3 min run
    3 x
    3 min walk,
    4 min run
    2 x
    5 min walk,
    6 min run
    Exercise
    Time
    18
    21
    22
    61
    Time
    Running
    9
    12
    12
    33
    7
    3 x
    3 min walk,
    5 min run
    2 x
    5 min walk,
    6 min run
    2 x
    3 min walk,
    7 min run
    Exercise
    Time
    24
    22
    20
    66
    Time
    Running
    15
    12
    14
    41
    8
    3 x
    2 min walk,
    6 min run
    2 x
    2 min walk,
    8 min run
    2 x
    2 min walk,
    9 min run
    Exercise
    Time
    24
    20
    22
    68
    Time
    Running
    18
    16
    18
    52
    9
    2 x
    1 min walk,
    8 min run
    2 x
    1 min walk,
    9 min run
    4 x
    1 min walk,
    5 min run
    Exercise
    Time
    18
    20
    24
    62
    Time
    Running
    16
    18
    20
    54
    10
    2 x
    1 min walk,
    9 min run
    2 x
    1 min walk,
    10 min run
    20 min run
    Exercise
    Time
    20
    22
    20
    62
    Time
    Running
    18
    20
    20
    58





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