Half marathon training 1.40 time

6 messages
rm4
25/01/2014 at 12:46

Time constraints only allow me to train twice a week. I do a long run at the weekend of up to thirteen miles at eight min miles but am wondering what I should do for the other training session- a 7 min mile 10 k run or hill work? I try to progress my times/ distance every week

your advice would be most welcome.

cougie    pirate
26/01/2014 at 10:53
So you race your long run every week. Don't do that.

We need more info about you - but if you have only two runs a week - half marathons aren't for you.
26/01/2014 at 11:03
If you have other aerobic excercising in that week, you could focus one session on speed. But I think three sessions is a minimum to improve, barring weight loss.
26/01/2014 at 11:06
With 2 sessions the best you can do is maintain your fitness. You really need 3+ to start seeing improvements.
1.45 off your training is very respectable. The main way to improve is by doing more.
rm4
26/01/2014 at 13:31

Thanks for the feedback. Interested why I shouldn't do my long run every week. My idea was to get to 14 miles then go back down to  10 and then build it up again but faster.

26/01/2014 at 13:36

Read the comment carefully. Not 'do' a long run but 'race' your long run. Remember it is called a long slow run. And you should either increase speed or distance not both each week.  


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