Eight Week Half Marathon Training Plan

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Below is an eight-week half marathon schedule that will get you race-ready and run to your full potential. Overview Keep in mind that this training schedule is not for someone who is brand new to running or has not been running for the past couple of months.

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This 8 Week Half Marathon Training Plan is for runners who have not run a half marathon before but who are comfortable with running the 5k or 10k distance. Once you are happy that you can cover the half marathon distance, why not target a particular race time or perhaps aim for a new PB using one of our Estimated Reading Time: 1 min

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In fact, you can do it in only eight weeks, and we're here to show you how. This plan is based on four days of running, two days of cross training and one day of rest each week. Your runs will include speed workouts so you can get used to race pace, as well as longer, slow-paced runs that gradually increase in length each weekend.

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Prepare yourself mentally and take some time out. Read some books to relax your mind. Reduce anxiety and keep yourself calm. Your Saturday’s run should not be intense. Focus on your form. Prepare your
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Get Started Below you’ll find two different half marathon training programmes, each 8 weeks long. One is for novices and the other for slightly more advanced runners. Choose the one that suits your needs best and go for it. Download the 21km Novice Training Programme Download the 21km Experienced Training Programme

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This training plan is suitable for Beginner or time-limited runners, aiming for a first Half Marathon. With just 12 weeks to go until event-day, this plan assumes you are currently able to run/jog for up to 40 mins. Your training will build up to race day and help you improve fitness and confidence.

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Nike Run Club Guided Run: One Hard Two Easy or SPEED RUN: Fartlek / 5:00 Warm Up / 21:00 Fartlek: Alternate between 1:00 hard Running and 2:00 Easy Running For 21:00 Nike Run Club Guided Run: 5K Run OR LONG RUN: 5K / 3.1 Mile Run 13 Weeks To Go Nike Run Club Guided Run: 13 Weeks To Go or RECOVERY RUN: 15:00

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Aimed at getting you round your first half-marathon, this 12-week training plan builds you up to running 20.1 miles per week, to get you round your first 13.1 miles comfortably. Related Story How

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This Novice plans are for people who can comfortably run 3-4 miles at a time and are now looking to tackle their first half marathon. It prescribes 4 runs per week plus crosstraining. The Novice 1 plan doesn’t prescribe set paces, whilst the Novice 2 schedule has some recommended faster workouts with ‘race pace’ miles thrown in.

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4-week Half Marathon Training Schedule (Distance Based) GRP = Goal Race Pace (RPE 7-8) For these runs you should warm up for at least 5 minutes. Run for the designated time at a steady-state goal race pace. Cool down for 5 minutes after your run. EP = Easy Pace (RPE 4-6) – Short sentences with a little more than easy effort. Long = long runs (RPE 4-6) – …

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8 Week Half Marathon Training Schedule. This 8 week half marathon training plan is flexible. It’s generally structured with four days of running, two days of cross-training, and one day of rest, but feel free to tweak it to your needs. If cross-training sounds miserable, go for a light jog instead. Adding in some swimming, cycling

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To plan your training program for the half marathon, click on one of the appropriate links on the accompanying menu. For more detailed instructions plus extra training advice and tips, consider signing up for one of my Interactive programs, available through TrainingPeaks. For twelve weeks, I will send you daily emails telling you how to train. Consider also acquiring a copy of …

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8-Week Marathon Training Plan. It's not too late to start training for a spring marathon, as long as you've been doing some running this winter. Here's an 8-week plan to get you race fit in a

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Half Marathon Training. Half Marathon To Finish—for runners and walkers (scroll down for the “Time Goal Schedule”) How to Train for a Half Marathon by Jeff. This program is designed for those who have been doing some running or walking for a few weeks. If you think that you need more conditioning before starting the program, see Beginning

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Therefore, if you’re a fast half-marathoner, then you don’t have to worry too much about leg durability and all half-marathon training plans should give you what you need to build strong enough legs. But, if you are a slower half-marathoner, then you need to focus on building stronger, more durable legs in order to race your best. As with my marathoners, my half …

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8 Weeks Plan Description Our 8 Week Half Marathon Training Plan is for experienced runners looking to ramp up their training for a half marathon! It builds up your mileage over 8 weeks, and includes one tempo run per week. Tempo runs are great for runners with a specific finishing time in mind; they help you to train towards that time.

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How many days a week do you train for a half marathon??

In our beginner, intermediate and advanced half marathon training plans we make every fourth week an “active recovery week” where the training is halved. This gives your body a chance to recover and get stronger. In our half marathon training plans, there are usually two 40-minute strength and conditioning sessions each week.

What is the marathon training schedule for the eight week program??

Eight Week Marathon Training Schedule (Includes Cross Training and Strength Training Schedule) WEEK SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 Rest Day Easy Run: 5 Miles, Strength Training Speed Drills: 400s x 10, Cross Training Long Run, 13.1 Miles Easy Run, 5 Miles: Strength Training Easy Run, 7 Miles Cross Training/Opt.

What is the intermediate half marathon training plan??

The Intermediate Half Marathon Training Planis a step up in mileage and intensity from the Beginner Half Marathon Program and geared towards runners who have completed a half marathon and want to improve their time. It incorporates four runs per week including longer endurance runs, speed and race pace workouts, and more mileage.

How to run a half marathon – is it possible??

How to run a half marathon – half marathon training plans for every runner. Running 13.1 miles is possible for most runners - if you can do a 10K, you can do a half. "It's an achievable challenge, as it's easier to fit the training into a busy life than it is for a marathon", says British elite and RW contributing editor Jo Pavey.

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