среда, 10 августа 2016 г.

Run Your Next Half Marathon in Under 2 Hours

Run Your Next Half Marathon in Under 2 Hours


Run Your Next Half Marathon in Under 2 Hours


Have you been chasing the elusive sub-2 hour half marathon? Wouldn’t it be nice to cross the finish line before the clock shows 2:00:00? It’s not official or anything, but the 2 hour mark is like the 30 minute mark in the 5K. It’s a defining number that runners love to chase.


Now you can train with confidence using the Saltmarsh Running Sub-2 Hour Half Marathon Training Plan. It’s totally free, and it will help you focus your training so that you can run a steady 9:00 per mile pace for 13.1 miles on race day. This 12-week plan features one rest day and one flex day each week.


Pick out your goal race and begin training today! Runners should be able to complete 15-20 miles per week and finish a single long run of 5 miles before starting this plan. If you need to build up your mileage, remember the 10% rule: When building your base mileage, add no more than 10% of your total mileage from the previous week to the next week of running. Following this rule can help new runners avoid overuse injuries caused by a sudden increase in mileage.


Example of 10% Rule


Week 1 -10 miles total


Week 2 -10 miles plus (10% of 10) = 11 miles


Week 3 -11 miles plus (10% of 11) = 12.1 miles


Week 4 -12.1 miles plus (10% of 12.1) = 13.3 miles


Pro Tip: Run with a friend. Having a training partner makes things easier and keeps you both accountable.


Next Steps: 5 Ways to Improve Your Half Marathon Performance


If you have questions about this Sub-2 Hour Half Marathon training plan, or want to consider a custom training plan designed specifically for YOU, please contact me. Good luck with your training and come back to let us know how it feels to break 2 hours in the half marathon!


Original article and pictures take http://saltmarshrunning.com/2015/05/15/run-your-next-half-marathon-in-under-2-hours site

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