help with training plan

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05/04/2008 at 07:39

I really need some help. every training plan i find for a half marathon seems to involve 4 runs a week, i go to the gym 3 times a week and was gonna go gym run gym run gym run rest day, will this be enough running or should i do some running on treadmill at the gym. also I should point out its quite hardcore at the gym i spend an hour and 20 mins on cross trainer and do weights so would three runs a week be enough with what else i do or should i encorportate a treadmill session as well?

please help!


05/04/2008 at 08:35

Hi Charlie

It's perfectly possible to do a half on 3 runs a week.  I've done a marathon on it!  You'll need to find a training plan and tweak it to suit your lifestyle.

Your gym work sounds quite vigorous so while you're focussed on the half marathon you might want to take it a bit easier.  But it's good cross-training and works different muscles from running so don't drop it completely. 

05/04/2008 at 12:46
cool thank you for the advice, i was just a bit concerned as every plan i find is based around 4 runs a week but i guess if i do the 2 in the week and then the longer one on the saturday and rest on sunday that should be ok!
05/04/2008 at 16:50

That sounds like a good plan.  Make sure all three runs are good quality so I'd be planning one hill or speed session, one fast session and one long run. 

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