Most effective half marathon sessions
Hi all, looking for a bit of advice on effective hard half marathon training sessions.
I have a half marathon in about 6 weeks but I have been doing mainly 5K/10K training (specifically following one of the 10K plans on this site) the last couple of months (after being out with shin pain from October), but I did 2 full marathons last year (3:00, then 2:47) and my best half time was 1:17. My question is as I have only a short period of time left before my big race, so what are the sessions that I should be doing to get the most out of myself? I'm (unrealistically) aiming for sub 1:15.
I know I need to get some threshold training in, but looking for some specific sessions to pencil in next few weeks.
Hi Scots Whippet .. welcome to the forums
the 5 x 2k session is a very good speed endurance session to achieve your objectives
many runners in the past have simply added more time to their weekend long-run to give them confidence for racing the 21k distance.
So the 10k program will be effective
please ask questions for further clarity
Thanks Ed, that sounds sensible and I've certainly found that a tough session - for some reason I always really struggle with the 2nd rep in particular, possibly setting out to fast on the first one until I feel out the pace.
Do you think there is any limit to how many times I should do the 5x2K in the space of a few weeks? Is once a week too much or will I reap benefits from doing it once a week for the next 4/5 weeks?
if you utilise the 10k program cycle you will benefit and prepare for the half
from Day 3 to Day 8 is the main area of training
change the distance for the long-run and everything should work out well
please ask questions if need be
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