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540 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 5, 2009 1:38 PM by spicegeek
Solsenz Amateur 14 posts since
Apr 1, 2009
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Nov 5, 2009 1:25 PM

Considering a 1/2 Marathon

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.

  • spicegeek Community Moderator 2,563 posts since
    Jan 14, 2007
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    1. Nov 5, 2009 1:38 PM (in response to Solsenz)
    Re: Considering a 1/2 Marathon

    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 )

    1 mile -  7:07                             10K     - 52:58 ( 8:32 mm)

    4 mile - 31:35 ( 7:53 mm)          8K      - 42:28 ( 8:32 mm)

    15K -     1:22:02 ( 8:49 mm)

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