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1/11/20 9:59 A

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I followed Hal Higdon's plans when I did my half marathons (I think I've done 22 now) and when I did my full. Got me through all my races injury free. You do need to have a running base built up when you start his plans, but all of them are free and available on his website.

His book MARATHON is also really insightful.

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1/4/20 8:00 A

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I personally would get some experience running some 5 and 10K races before doing a half. Most local running stores have group runs with a goal for training for local races.

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1/4/20 6:57 A

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Galloway's Finish Upright plan for RunDisney was what I used for my first half. Loved it. Still use the basic format (two short runs and a longer run) as the base of my training seven years later. Short runs are just more in the 4-6 mile range instead of 1.5-2.5 mile range. Far easier than any couch to 5k program, which I could never make it a week on. One of my favorite things about it was how easy it was to modify. Short runs were half an hour, which for the route I picked in my neighborhood was about 28 minutes. When I got that route down to 22 minutes I just moved out two and then three streets to get me closer to the thirty minute time. The time improvement plan does 45 minutes instead of thirty as the short run. When I haven't been training for a half, and I have done another 15 since that first one in November of 2012, my long run goes by however I feel. Sometimes it's just 4, but I have gone as long as 19 when I wanted to see if a marathon was a reasonable idea. Did one of those already and the next one is in eight days.

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1/3/20 9:42 A

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I concur with the Galloway method!



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12/31/19 7:04 A

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The Galloway method is good. Great training plans can also be found on Hal Higdon's website. Here's a link to his novice 1 half marathon training plan:

www.halhigdon.com/training-programs/half-m
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If you scroll to the bottom, you can see the training plan

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I love the Galloway run-walk-run training method. We have a great group here in Lakeland FL with 9 pace groups; 4 for marathon and 5 different paces for half marathons. If your local area doesn't have a group, you can do it online or read some of Jeff Galloway's books.

The Galloway method is great for everyone except the most elite runners. My half marathon PR is 2:26:06 (at age 65), using run 3 minutes/walk 1 minute or 90 seconds/30 seconds. We do have people in our group who have qualified for Boston, but many of our runners do 2:15-3:30 half marathons.

I tried to train myself without success, but found it not difficult using the Galloway method. Best wishes!


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Hi all!

I am interested in starting to train for a half marathon. I do currently run weekly and average around 2-3 miles per run. I've been searching on pinterest for a nice half marathon training calendar for beginners. Do you have any advice or resources?

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