Well, I used Jeff Galloway and it was not quite a piece of cake, but pretty darn close. Maybe I am posting this too late for you to use, but that is what I recommend, because in my experience, his program works!
I too am going to start training for a half in June and I think I will be following the marathonrookie. I haven't started with it yet, I am just finishing my 10k training program, but the marathonrookie looks confusing to me. My 10 k is a run/walk ratio in minutes so I guess I will just have to get used to running watching only the miles and not the minutes.
An 8 minute mile is amazing. I am probably a 13minute mile. Not very fast, but atleast I am doing it. What program did you decide to follow?
If you're tired of always starting over, then stop giving up.
I figure it's too late for this, as you've probably already been training, but in case anyone else pops on here I have been following the 1/2 marathon training schedule on Marathonrookie.com. My 1/2 isn't until June but I've already made it up to 10 miles. I'm not following it strictly. I just try and hit the weekly mileage goal, and get the long run in on a weekend day. Good luck to you, I can't believe you can do 8 min miles! I did an 8K this last weekend and almost went faster than a 10 min mile and was floored. LOL. I usually do about a 11 min mile on long distance runs. I can only go fast for 3-5 miles. I figure the speed will come later. We shall see! Be sure to let us now how you do!
More magazine sponsers a marathon and a half-marathon in NYC in april. They just so happen to have a couple of training program that would go along with your level of experience.I think you can find it on the web under moremarathon. Good luck and have fun. Susan
Hello all. I am planning on running a half-marathon in April, but am having some trouble deciding which training plan to use (Hal Higdon, Galloway, Shape, Nike, Runner's World, etc...). I started running in March of 2010 and have run 3 5Ks and a 10K since. I average 15-20 miles a week and my longest run yet is 8 miles. I typically run 8 minute miles. I would love any input you would have so I can get started training.. Race is less than 12 weeks away! THANK YOU! :)
PRs: 1 mile=6'03" 5K=20'49" 10K=48'56" Longest=8.5 miles Completed Races: Pineville Turkey Trot 5K: 26:00 (11-13-10) Burr Oak 10K: 58:17 (10-30-10) Educators for Life 5K: 25:44 (6-5-10) Dogwood 5K: 26:41 (4-24-10)
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