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emmaleigh47 Pro 174 posts since
Jun 24, 2010
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Nov 21, 2010 12:53 PM

Best Half Marathon Training Program

I am so thankful for this group - you guys have been supportive and always there for my questions.


A bit of background - I have been running consistently since June 21st and have run several 5K's.

I am currently running 3-4 miles 3-4 times per week. (still doing a run:walk program usualy 4:2 at this time) and have been injury free for quite a long time.

I am doing the Turkey Trot 5 miles in one more week!


I am looking (ok fantasizing) about running the half marathon in Miami with my cousin. The race is January 30th -- and if I do the race I will also get a trip to South Beach and a couple days in Disney which is a huge motivation for me.


I am looking to make a time... I am just looking to survive it! I know it wont be easy ... but anyways....


Does anyone have a recommendation on a half marathon training program that they have used --- that they like -- that worked?


Thanks so much!




Started: July 2010 at 273#

Fox Cities 5K on 9/17: 45:19 (264#)

Shake a Tail Feather 5K on 10/16: 45:09 (254#)

Hope Run for Africa 5K on 10/23: 42:45 (248#)

Jingle Bell Run 5K on 11/6/10: 44:20 (248#)

Turkey Trot 5 mile on 11/25/10: (246#)

Miami ING Half Marathon 3:23:56

Oshkosh Half Marathon 3:16:38 (PR)

Cellcom Half Marathon in GB (horridly windy race) 3:21:56 (244#)

  • LCGW Rookie 1 posts since
    Nov 21, 2010
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    1. Nov 21, 2010 1:40 PM (in response to emmaleigh47)
    Re: Best Half Marathon Training Program

    On the 7th I ran the NYC marathon and this was my first marathon.  I used the training program on  I found the program worked for me and the site had a lot of useful information.  I will be using their 1/2 marathon training program to run a 1/2 marathon in the spring.  Good luck - you can do it !!!!

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