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Half Marathon Training Schedule

HALF MARATHON TRAINING SCHEDULE

10 WEEK SCHEDULE

Here’s a training schedule designed to help you complete a Half Marathon Event. The schedule assumes that you are currently running three miles, three or four times a week. The days of the week can be rotated to fit your schedule. the most important point to remember is to not miss the weekly long run.

Week Monday Tuesday Wed. Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
1 Rest 3 Miles 3 Miles 3 Miles Rest 3 Miles 4 Miles
2 Rest 3 Miles 3 Miles 3 Miles Rest 3 Miles 5 Miles
3 Rest 3 Miles 4 Miles 3 Miles Rest 3 Miles 5 Miles
4 Rest 3 Miles 4 Miles 3 Miles Rest 3 Miles 6 Miles
5 Rest 3 Miles 4 Miles 3 Miles Rest 3 Miles 7 Miles
6 Rest 3 Miles 4 Miles 3 Miles Rest 3 Miles 8 Miles
7 Rest 3 Miles 5 Miles 3 Miles Rest 3 Miles 9 Miles
8 Rest 3 Miles 5 Miles 3 Miles Rest 3 Miles 10 Miles
9 Rest 3 Miles 5 Miles 3 Miles Rest 3 Miles 6 Miles
10 Rest 3 Miles Rest Race Day Rest 3 Miles 3 Miles

 

Don’t worry about not running more than ten miles. The crowd of runners and your pumping adrenalin will get you through the half marathon. However, here are some important points to remember and use on race day.

  1. Don’t start out too fast. The best way to have a successful race is to run an even pace. Run at the pace that you ran your long runs.
  2. Wear the same shoes that you used to do your long runs. Don’t buy a new pair of shoes to use in the race unless you can run at least three of your long runs in them.
  3. Drink water before, during and after the race. Don’t wait until you are thirsty to get water. Start drinking a few hours before the race and drink at every opportunity during the event.
  4. Don’t do anything new on race day. Eat and drink what you usually do before your long run.
  5. Get up early on race day and give your self plenty of time to get to the starting line.
  6. Line up at the starting line in the an area not do close to the front. This will help keep you at a reasonable pace.
  7. It is important not to due too much training or physical activity the last three days before the half marathon. You’ll need all your energy on race day.