I'm training for a half marathon at the end of April, and as I've got this long stretch off work I thought I should try to use it the best way possible
That's great - a PB in training means you'd beat it in a race easily!
Well I did it with a day to spare, and 2.5k over the 100. I also got 10k and 5k PBs under my belt in the process. Fairly pleased with that, now it's time to start thinking properly about this half marathon.
Brilliant. What half Mara and when is it? Are you on a DIY plan if not which plan are you following?
Well I've been looking at the Hal Higdon plans but there are a couple of 'yes buts'. The first thing is scheduling. For at least the next couple of mnths Tuesday and Wednesday are more or less impossible, which cuts the week in half, with my two rest days back-to-back. On Saturdays and Sundays I have a running buddy. What we've been doing is about 8k on Saturdays, quite quickly (for us!), and then building up distance on Sundays when we both have more time- we are already up to running 16k, but with some walking and stretching breaks. I like both of these runs, as being with somebody else pushes me to go faster and further, but it seems that to have my fastest run followed by my longest run goes against the advice on the training plans. So my plan lokks more or less like this
Mon- easy run 5/6k
Tues - ditto
Fri- easy run 5/6k
Sat- faster 7-9K
Sun - Long run of 15k
Sorry that should be Tues rest and Thurs easy run
Ahh did you ask on another thread about this, and i said something about running on x days, which as you say above you cannot do. If so sorry!!
Just remember to go slow on your long runs, no point using all your energy up before the race.
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