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Half Marathon Training Schedule

The following schedule is intended for those runners who want to train for the 13.1 mile distance. It is ideal for beginners and also for  people who have run one or two half marathons previously. It's also good for previous marathon runners who are building up their training level. The schedule covers a 12 week period.

Pre-requisites:

This half marathon training schedule assumes you have some previous running experience. If you have already participated in a 10K race, so much the better. You should...

*  have been running for at least a few months, 6 or more is preferable

* currently run three or more times per week

* be able to complete the 10K (6.2 miles) distance fairly comfortably

I disagree with many of the half marathon schedules that don't want you to run more than the 13.1 mile distance during your training. So I have included one long run of 15 miles - this will provide you with the confidence that you can indeed complete the half marathon distance!

 

  The Half Marathon Training Schedule

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Legend For Each Type of Training Run:

L  - Long Run your long runs should be at a slow comfortable pace, at least one minute per mile slower than your intended half-marathon pace.

H  - Hard Run one day per week at a faster pace (about 30 secs/mile) than your goal pace

E  - Easy pace for a fairly relaxed run

R  - Your intended Race Pace

Try to include some  hills on your training runs  Make sure to run at an easy pace the day after a long run when it's not a rest day

 

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A half marathon is a long way if you are a novice runner, and many of the training techniques that apply to marathon training will work just as well for the half. The half marathon training schedule is really just a plan, so to put this into action you need to try and stick with it. Here are some articles we have published that will help in your overall training:

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