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Running my first half later this year and need a plan (Read 47 times)

Gorris317


    Like the title states, I'm running a half later this year and I'm looking for a plan to follow. I just started running again in November. Not looking to run a certain time just looking to finish in under 3.5 hours. Currently I'm running about 10 miles a week and working on losing the extra weight that I have gained. Any help would be appreciated.


    an amazing likeness

      Recommend you investigate the Higdon half marathon plans to see if something there doesn't fit well.

       

      I do have to react to your 3.5 hour goal and note an easy walking pace of 3 miles in an hour would meet that goal, so do you actually need a running plan, or would daily, brisk walking meet your objective better?

       

      The most important resource you have is time. 11 months gives you a lot of time to build endurance and exceed your goal. Good luck!

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      CanadianMeg


      Cirque du Sore Legs 2019

        I'm a fan of the Higdon plans Milktruck suggested. While you are working on picking a plan, try to work on getting out to run 3-4 times a week and even try walking on your non-run days. You can do it.

         

        (And feel free to join the Half Marathon training group we have here on RA. We'd love to chat with you as you train for your first.)

        "Don't feel like running today...suck it up and run ...you're an athlete." (John Stanton, founder & owner of The Running Room)

         

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        Gorris317


          Recommend you investigate the Higdon half marathon plans to see if something there doesn't fit well.

           

          I do have to react to your 3.5 hour goal and note an easy walking pace of 3 miles in an hour would meet that goal, so do you actually need a running plan, or would daily, brisk walking meet your objective better?

           

          The most important resource you have is time. 11 months gives you a lot of time to build endurance and exceed your goal. Good luck!

           

          Just looking to finish without walking. I'm aiming low and should be able to come in way under that. I will take a look at those Higdon plans. Thanks a lot.


          running metalhead

            Instead of recommending a plan here you have a full list with all the plans. The sites states that these are marathon plans, but there are (obviously) versions for all distances from 5k (oe even less) to the marathon (or even more). 

            http://fellrnr.com/wiki/A_Comparison_of_Marathon_Training_Plans

             

            There is a nice table that gives you an helicopter view of all the plans with their features and most of the plans are discussed in their own wiki page.

            This guy Fellnr is also a treasure trove or useful info.

            Enjoy.

             

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