Stay smart with your training Emily and dont try and cram to much into the final few weeks.
Vital that you are happy about spending time on your feet and are confident about coping with distance so at least one steady long run each week but ease down 2 wks out.
As with others mix with tempo and pace work
and enjoy your running
ADS i would target time of well inside 2 hours.
and if you can go out of your comfort zone a lot faster.
BE realistic but be ambitious.
As with other replies maximise tempo runs
do your interval work and lots of steady running
Does that make sense?
You are right Caroline!
Between your hectic race schedule
lots of rest
and short easy runs
good CHO and lots of fluid
and if possible good sports massage
and rest the MIND
You will have a ball enjoy
Hi Bud, I am about 9 seconds away from dipping under 30 minutes for 5 miles and hope to crack this in a few weeks. What sort of time do you think I could achieve for a half marathon this October? And what sort of session do you think would take advantage of my new speed to translate up to half marathon? My current PB is 1.25.26. Thanks.
I am totally convinced of the value of mixed pace runs
it helps with
variety of training
volume of a work out
utilising different energy system
training mind to adjust to change of speeds
helps you become stonger both physically and mentally
Massive issues Knigt Rider IF you hav done the distance work to go with your speed over 5 you could be looking at 1 24 or faster
Get some long tempo runs in
and some steady runs mixed with long reps. Lets look to break 80min in the next 12 months
Enjoy your riding and running
Hi all, Thank you for such great questions - and thank you Bud for answering them! We'll be back soon with another half-marathon webchat, but until then, happy training and racing! Dominique
Hi, I am not sure if anyone can help with this one.... I am looking at one of the half marathon schedules on here and it states completing a Warm up, then 2 x 2M (approx), timed, at threshold pace. This is the half marathon that covers 35-40 miles per week. Does anyone know the distance the warm up should be??
Can you send a link to the schedule and tell us which week and day you're looking at?
Just did a thread but I should of come here lol
OK been training for a month now. My AVG time per mile is 10minutes. But when I break it down most miles are 9minutes 40seconds, a few are 9minutes 20seconds...
My question is this: Im running a HM in Oct 21st. My goal is 1:50:00. Im trying to bring my time per mile to about 8minutes a mile. HOW can I do this and what type of training do I need to incress my speed ???
I am signed up to do the Birmingham Half Marathon on October 21st and want to do a sub 90 minute time. I want to know whether you think it is achievable based on my stats for the last two months of running I have been doing (below) and if there is a training plan you would recommend I start using now?
The format of the table did not work so I took a screen shot and saved it here: http://screencast.com/t/H2huOGtEc4X0.
Hi Bud, I'm doing the Birmingham half marathon in October and am sticking to a training plan which includes tempo runs and speed work. I'm gradually decreasing my minute miles through the tempo runs (to about 7:50 min miles), but I really struggle with speed work.
My questions are: what is the difference between speed work? Can I substitute speed work for a tempo run?
I am running in a HM early November, and aiming to go sub 1 hr 42 mins, which was my time last year for the same race. It is a hilly course, with temps in the mid 20s (Hong Kong).
I just completed my first 10K race of the season with a disappointing 52 mins, though it was a very tough course, 80% humidity at 30 degrees. I found I needed quite a lot of 'rests'.
Do you reckon long tempo runs would better my endurance? At what pace and for how long would you recommend? And should be these be done on a flat route? I essentially run 5x/week, including a long run, speed session, mini hill session, plus one medium run of 1 hour, and one recovery run.
Hi there,My questions are pretty broad but I'll try and include as much info as possible...I've made a late entry into the Birmingham Half-marathon on 21st Oct. I've never raced before but I'm a regular runner and I run every other day. I only entered to raise money for Care of Police Survivors given the incident in Manchester last week, but I also want to take the opportunity to give it a real good effort and get a great time. My runs vary between 7m - 13m. My times fluctuate from around 8:30 - 9:00mpm. I'm slim/fit but I am a 15-20 a day smoker and just eat whatever I want. I also probably don't hydrate properly - I tend not to drink a few hours before a run as I find I need a toilet stop if I do! I wear cheap £25 trainers which I've had for 2 years with no issues - I've been told to get specialist ones (Asics?) but should I really switch at less than 4 weeks out? I don't know what foods to eat, when to eat them, when the best times are to train, or even how to train. I've always just run for fun. Although I am confident running, I feel like I know nothing about it, and don't have a clue how to improve my performance/time. How many days should I be resting between my last half-marathon and the actual race day? What should I eat/drink that morning? Desperate for some good advice on how I should prepare and what I should be doing for the next 4 weeks....Thanks
I think Bud was here just for that one session to answer questions, if I was in your place I'd have a look at the training and nutrition stuff on here and on RW.COM.
Good luck, enjoy!
Oh right sorry - first day, forgive my ignorance. Ta!
No problem, I just didn't want you to be disappointed when you didn't get an answer.
i got a pb of 1 47 for half marathon, do you think it is possible to get sub 1 40 by february
I am doing a 'dirt' half marathon which is basically up hill for the first half and down hill the second half. This is my first half for nearly 25 years.
I have run about 1hr50 for 13.1 whilst running a 15 mile steady run across much hillier ground than the event is over. On this basis I am going to set out to run at 1h50 pace for the first half of the dirt half marathon and something like 1hr35 for the second half.
This is on the 17th November. I am then probably doing the London marathon. My first marathon. There are many training programs on runners world and I am not quite certain what pace marathon to aim for. They are mainly 16 week programs which therefore starts about first week of Jan 2013. My running is still improving from when I started 13 weeks ago so I am uncertain whether to embark on a more ambitious program based on what I think I will run on the day in 5/6 months time from now, or whether I should base it on the dirt half marathon time (albeit off road and probably more hilly), so that's one problem.
The other problem is that after the November 17th half marathon, I have 6 weeks 'to kill' between that and the start of the 16 week London marathon program. What do do with this time? I don't want to 'sit still' and want to push on so that I go fast in the marathon. I did think of trying to do another half around Christmas/New year but there isn't one on - and I can't find a six week program. Problem 2. Any ideas greatfully received!
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