A sample training week from my half marathon training plan
Hey! Happy Tuesday!
I get tons of emails from you asking me about my training programs, so I thought I’d post a sample from week #3 and week #4 of my beginner half marathon training program.
In all of my programs (whether a 10k or a marathon) I never prescribe more than 4 days of running. I value quality over quantity! In my own running experience the past 15 years and in training all levels of clients, I have found this to be the best method if you want to prevent injury (and burnout). Besides, we are all very busy individuals, so running 4 days a week is doable in most lifestyles.
In my programs I include a run that I’ve labeled “power hour” those are interval and speed work runs. Depending on which distance you are training for, these workout last from 20-60 minutes.
All of my programs include a Core Workout. These include exercises that use only your bodyweight, so no gym necessary.
So, here is the sample week #3 and week #4 of my beginner half marathon program. In week 1 the long run starts at 4 miles. I’d say you should at least be able to run 2 miles without stopping if you are considering my plan. All of my training programs can be found on this blog if you scroll down the right hand column.
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Run #1 Power Hour : 3.5 mile run (push your pace the last .5 mile of the run) followed by core workout
Run #2 : 4 mile run
Run #3 : Cross Train 45-60 minutes (bike, swim, rowing, aerobics class, yoga)
Run #4 : run 6 miles followed by core workout
Run #1, Power Hour: run 4 miles with 2-3 rolling hills (if using a treadmill, set the incline at 6.0% for 2 minutes). Core Workout
Run #2: 3 miles
Run #3: 4-5 mile run followed by core workout
Run #4: 7 miles
In the beginner programs, I don’t worry about the pace for the long runs. Its just a matter of getting in the miles.