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Half marathon training

Discussion in 'Fitness Health and Exercise' started by Shazzabir, 28 September 2011 Social URL.

  1. Shazzabir

    Shazzabir Well-Known Member

    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.
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  3. biggysmalls

    biggysmalls Too big to fail

    Love it! Sounds great. :DI look forward to reading about your progress and sharing tips. Well done and thanks for starting this thread x
  4. summergurl

    summergurl ♥3 Years Maintaining♥

    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
  5. Shazzabir

    Shazzabir Well-Known Member

    That's great Summer, you can give us lots of advice, lol
  6. summergurl

    summergurl ♥3 Years Maintaining♥

    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 :)
  7. coachnomad

    coachnomad Well-Known Member

    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 :)
  8. Shazzabir

    Shazzabir Well-Known Member

    That's great Coach :)
  9. Pinkie1973

    Pinkie1973 Starting over again......

    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!
  10. summergurl

    summergurl ♥3 Years Maintaining♥

    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
  11. Shazzabir

    Shazzabir Well-Known Member

    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 :)
  12. Pinkie1973

    Pinkie1973 Starting over again......

    That is interesting. Though I still have two and a half stone to lose ai maybe it won't stagnate for a while yet?
  13. ** Just Jools **

    ** Just Jools ** Slow & steady does it!!!!

    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
  14. Shazzabir

    Shazzabir Well-Known Member

    That's great Jools. How r u doing now? Did the race go ok?
  15. coachnomad

    coachnomad Well-Known Member

    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!!!
  16. ** Just Jools **

    ** Just Jools ** Slow & steady does it!!!!

    Thanks. I'm ok. Physio is suggesting a full "muscle/joint physical" so he can assess my strengths & weaknesses before I get back to any proper training. I guess it's a good idea so I don't incur the same injury again but it's a little annoying as I'm virtually back at the start of C25K training for now. :( I guess it's possible after I've seen him things may progress a little quicker but I'll have to wait & see. I've now got some sort of cold thing though so he's saying I should shift that before seeing him. :sigh:

    The race was good thanks, we had a great time though it was a lot warmer & hillier than any of us expected!! x :D

    Not right now I'm not! :sigh: If there's no closing date for applications I will keep it in mind though so don't worry. If I can do it I will. x :D
  17. coachnomad

    coachnomad Well-Known Member

    Of course I hadn't thought about you losing fitness :-( Hopefully it won't take you long to get it back :)
  18. Pinkie1973

    Pinkie1973 Starting over again......

    Morning all!

    Summergurl - I am logged on to my PC and can see all your achievements - what can I say? That is absolutely fantastic - really pleased for you - and you look like an entirely different woman. Well done hun!

    I did a 40 min run this morning (covered 4.2 miles) so I'm fairly pleased with that. I'm still fairly snotty from that horrible cold last weekend. Next up is a 5k on Monday, gotta try and beat my previous best of 28 mins. Sunday is my day to try and get some cycling in - I'm going on a long cycle ride in a few weeks time (84 miles) so I need all the practice I can get!

    BTW - I am going to send my Garmin back. Sodding thing - it doesn't pick up the satellite properly, so it's just a glorified stop watch. I can use my phone for that (which I have with me anyway for chooooons). I'm really disappointed :-(

    So how many of us actually are heading for Silverstone next March? I ran around the perimeter roads last July when the Superbikes were on (I went on at 07:30 when the circuit opened) - it was so lovely seeing people getting ready for the day etc, seeing some of the riders out on the track running themselves. That is my true reason for doing it - I just want to run on the track as I'm a superbike racing (observe not do) geek. :)
  19. coachnomad

    coachnomad Well-Known Member

    I'm all signed up for the Silverstone half :)
  20. ** Just Jools **

    ** Just Jools ** Slow & steady does it!!!!

    I might nearer the time depending on how my training goes. x :rolleyes:
  21. summergurl

    summergurl ♥3 Years Maintaining♥

    Ah thanks pinkie!
    You're doing great with your runs, alot faster than me - a 5k in 28mins is brilliant :)

    I'd love to be able to do the silverstone but it's too far from where I live :( boo!x

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