I've just finished the Robin Hood half in 1.41:41 with about ten weeks of pretty unfocused training. Last year I came in at 1.38:20 using the Adidas Micoach app. I'd really like to come in sub 1.30 in 2014 and have a year to train for it. Any advice on training? I've got a book by Jack Daniels which talks a lot abut training phases. Should I map the months out? So many questions! Hope someone can help.
I did an assessment a few weeks ago. The green zone is fine and I generally manage the bottom end of the yellow zone ok. Most of my runs I score around 80-85% so I am keeping within the zones for the duration. What do you think of the Micoach programme? Does it include a taper?
Hope someone can help. I have a half marathon on 30th September and have been using a 6 day per week Finish Faster Micoach app on my phone for training. I am on session 64/119. I recently ran a 10k in 46 mins. Last week's mileage was 30-35 miles. I decided to buy a Garmin 610 to have more control over my training. The phone app is ok but just talks about zones - Blue, Green, Yellow or Red. Do be honest, I am not sure what the sessions actually are - some are tempo and some are interval but it seems very random. I don't even know if a taper is built into the programme.
The 610 is arriving on Monday. Could anyone give me some advice on how I should organise my training just using the 610? Is there a training programme I can download so I can start it part way through?