10 Week 1/2 Marathon Training Plan
One of my favorite things about running blogs is reading about their training progression and seeing their training plan in action. I love getting a glimpse of what works and what doesn’t for each runner.
That being said, after sharing a few core workouts with you, I’ve decided to also post my 10 week 1/2 marathon training program. If you’re looking for a plan to use or to build your own plan off of, I hope this is a good starting point for you.
While I’m posting a ten week schedule, my plan is actually 12 weeks long because I’m running two 1/2′s in April. The additional two weeks include recovery and racing. The most important part of my plan are the 10 weeks leading up to the More/Fitness Magazine 1/2 marathon in April.
The plan is conservative following the 10% rule (only increase total weekly mileage by 10% each week) which is good for anyone with a lower weekly training base who is looking to add in some speed work. In addition to the 4 runs per week, I’ll also be doing at least one other cardio workout per week and three core/strength training workouts.
I love finally getting back to training! Working out with a purpose suits me well.