Talkback: Beginner half marathon training schedule

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03/07/2013 at 15:59

What does HMP stand for?  And LSD? 

03/07/2013 at 15:59

What does HMP stand for?  And LSD? 

03/07/2013 at 16:15

HMP = half marathon pace

LSD  is normally LSR which means long slow run.  Focus on distance and focus on doing it slowly..  Can't remember what LSD actually stands for (though I read it in a book only on Monday!)  Something like Long Slow Duration run...  but it definitely means long slow run (about 100-130s per mile slower than your HMP

Edited: 03/07/2013 at 16:16
03/07/2013 at 16:16

Half marathon pace
Long slow distance

Seems there are two paces in this beginner's schedule - the pace you hope to run your half marathon at, and a slower pace for tackling longer runs.

Good luck

03/07/2013 at 16:19

Long slow distance.. of course!

When I read it, I thought it didn't really make sense.  When we speak, we'd never put the adjectives in that order! 

31/08/2013 at 19:13


    Can anyone help me please, I am doing a half marathon in October, although I thought my training was going really well for a novice (only running since April) I have hit a 4 mile block, I get to the 4 and I feel I can't run anymore... my previous runs are between 3 and 11 miles and never had this problem before any comments would be greatly welcomed

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