I have been running (a treadmill runner mainly), but have recently done some 5Ks this year too, and am doing a 6K on T-Day. Thinking about later next year doing a 1/2 Marathon, but get confused about input on training. I probably do about (as of this week), close to 13 Miles per week total. My long run is a bit more than 7 Miles, and the others are work on speed and hills. How much more should I be doing to complete a 1/2 later next year? I see plans with running almost every day, but as of now I do about 3 days per week, 4 with a race. More? Not looking for 1st place, just a comfortable finish a 43 year old could be proud of. Thanks.
Check out out training group - there is a link on the right of the newbie cafe page !
As a first timer I woudl suggest you use Hal Higdons Novice plan - it`s 3 days a week plus 1 optional day - I would do some kinf of sprints or tempo short run on the optional day. He has the cross training scheduled in there too and some resistance training - Many people have followed his plan for a very sucessful first half
NYC Marathon Nov 1 2009 - 4:03:13 ( 9:17 mm )
NYC Half Marathon Aug 16 2009 - 1:55:38 ( 8:49 mm )