Half marathon training
Sorry for the delay in setting this up :-)
This thread is for anyone wanting to train for a half marathon.
My first half marathon is at Silverstone in March, then going to do the Great North Run in September.
I am going to do 2 runs in the week at 10k, then a longer run at the w/e, which will increase each week.
My first long run will be next w/e.
Love it! Sounds great. I look forward to reading about your progress and sharing tips. Well done and thanks for starting this thread x
Originally Posted by Shazzabir
I'll join in Although i'll be training for my second half marathon which should be april/may next year.
I have a 10k race coming up on the 6th november so that's priority right now
Good luck everyone x
That's great Summer, you can give us lots of advice, lol
You'll have highs & lows, good runs & 'bad' runs but that feeling you have when running the actual race will defo make all the pain, tears & struggles 100% worth it
Summergurl, you have done amazing, well done!!
Shazza, I am signing up for the Silverstone too so will be joining you in the half marathon training :-)
Me too me too - also the Silverstone half marathon.
My plan is far wussier than Shazzabir's though. I'm thinking:
1 x 5k run as fast as I can (currently 28 mins)
1 x 40 min run
1 x 60 min/10k run. This run I will progressively (and slowly no doubt) build up.
I think the above is realistic for me for now. I will then start upping the longer run more significantly after Christmas, and hopefully get in another 40/45 min run too each week.
From a weight point of view I'd really love to shed a stone and a half between now and Christmas, and make a good inroads into a further stone by Silverstone. We'll see.
Good luck everyone, and thanks for the tips Summer!
The one thing I found when training for the 1/2 was that my weight never budged. I was mindful of what I ate but never lost anything significant and quite alot of people experience the same so don't let that get you down if that happens x
I wonder why that happens, as you burn loads of cals running. So far it's been the running that has been the main factor to my weight loss. Guess I'm lucky I'm almost at goal.
Thanks for your comments Summer, really appreciated :-)
Fantastic that you have signed up Pinkie!!
That sounds a good plan :-)
That is interesting. Though I still have two and a half stone to lose ai maybe it won't stagnate for a while yet?
Thought I'd join the thread though not sure when I'll be doing a half marathon. Don't think Silverstone is realistic for me. x
That's great Jools. How r u doing now? Did the race go ok?
Jools, you're at the same place as me with your running and I'm going for it!!! I have just entered so had better get on with some training!!!
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