Birkie Trail Run Training Plans

Train for your best Birkie Trail Run with some guidance from the experts.

Endurance United – the Birkie’s Official Training Partner,  offers a detailed progression of the training plans gradually increase both volume and intensity in the weeks and months leading up to the race, with a two to three week tapering period prior to the race.

Click the images below to view the training plan PDFs specific to the marathon, half marathon, and 5k races.

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How to effectively prepare for Trail or Road running Races?

You may be a novice athlete or a beginner, but everyone needs preparation. We want to share with you our partner – Zihi App. With it, your training will be more accessible, exciting, and safer.

The new online training platform, Zihi, considers the features for each athlete’s:

– goals
– targets
– training environments, etc.

Why should you try the Zihi app?

Zihi uses sports scientific experience and coaching expertise to produce a training plan. The app brings proven, sports science-based approaches to your training, boosting your performance and limiting injury risk.

The training plan is based on the time you have available to train and access training facilities. Get a new training plan every time your schedule changes. Zihi adapts to you by tracking your performance in workouts, recovery, and training responses. Your plan is based on specific workouts for your primary sport.

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How to Train for the Birkie Trail Run Marathon and Marathon Relay


Part 1 – Getting to Know the New Course!


Part 2 – The Long Run, Tempo Run, Recovery, Taper, and More


Part 3 – Race Day Prep and Strategies