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Learning to focus less on dieting and more on overall health and wellness

ATTN: Runners

Week Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
1 CT 30 min tempo Rest 3 mi Rest 5 mi 2 mi EZ
2 CT 4 x 400 IW Rest 3 mi Rest 6 mi 2.5 mi EZ
3 CT 35 min tempo 2 mi 3 mi Rest 7 mi 2 mi EZ
4 CT 5 x 400 IW Rest 4 mi race pace Rest 7 mi 3 mi EZ
5 CT 35 min tempo 3 mi 3 mi race pace Rest 8 mi 3 mi EZ
6 CT 6 x 400 IW 3 mi 4 mi race pace 2 miles EZ Rest 10K race
7 CT 40 min tempo Rest 4 mi race pace Rest 9 mi 3 mi EZ
8 CT 6 x 400 IW 3 mi 3 mi race pace Rest 10 mi 3 mi EZ
9 CT 45 min tempo 3 mi 4 mi race pace Rest 11 mi Rest
10 CT 7 x 400 IW 4 mi 3 mi race pace Rest 12 mi 3 mi EZ
11 CT 45 min tempo Rest 3 mi race pace Rest 5 mi 2.5 mi EZ
12 Rest 4 mi 30 minutes 10K pace 2 mi Rest 20 minutes Race Day!


How does this training plan look for the half marathon in April. I’m not planning to follow the specific directions (temp, etc) because I’m not into that. I just want to run. Do you guys have any plans that are better? The race is in a little over 12 weeks. Thanks!


January 24, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Looks good- I had one that looked pretty similar actually- when I find it will email you, but it is pretty similar

    Comment by jessdownes | January 24, 2010 | Reply

  2. re: faJAYtas… possibly. POSSIBLY.=D don’t you just love how i’m so gross sometimes? lol.
    i’ve never trained for a half marathon (horrors! i know! i should just run one for kicks. lol.) but it looks pretty good. try to get in some cross training, that might help prevent injuries. and strength train. lunges, squats, situps, work that runner’s core!

    Comment by traynharder23 | January 24, 2010 | Reply

  3. oh man. we are SO mature. dude, i’m sure if we got together for a hangout all we would do is make totally inappropriate innuendos. i can see it now.

    i think i’m totally not 24 years old. i.e. soft porn banana pics. oh well. whatevs!

    OH MAN i forgot to try the banana pb sandwich! HORRORS!

    Comment by traynharder23 | January 24, 2010 | Reply

  4. Looks like a great training program.

    Comment by Nicci | January 24, 2010 | Reply

  5. yeah, but we should just be obnoxious and go out and bother families. hahha.

    aye aye captain. lemme get my bananas and pb and bread!
    my pantry is void of such essentials. i know, horrors.

    Comment by traynharder23 | January 24, 2010 | Reply

  6. That training schedule looks REALLY good…similar to what I followed the first time I ran one. I have a couple posted on my blog too if you are interested.

    Comment by Kelly | January 24, 2010 | Reply

  7. I’m running a half in April, too and have the same mentality- “I just want to run!” Compared to the ones I’ve looked at this is pretty standard, so looks like a good plan!

    Comment by Gabriela | January 24, 2010 | Reply

  8. Great training plan. Are you running the one in RI? I might be running that one too, but I’m not sure I can handle a half! I think I need to suck it up. Good luck with your plan!

    Comment by MelissaNibbles | January 24, 2010 | Reply

  9. Looks like a good plan to me. Good luck!

    Comment by Runeatrepeat | January 24, 2010 | Reply

  10. Looks very similar to the one I used. My only issue with it would be that it has you running 5 days/week. I don’t know about you, but for me that’s way too much to be realistic. Looks like a good progression of mileage though. Isn’t it exciting to have something to work towards?

    Comment by Kelly (The Running Phoodie) | January 24, 2010 | Reply

  11. girl, i totally got beat by dessert this weekend too! the training schedule looks good, but don’t beat yourself up if you don’t get a day in or something…that’s my biggest concern with myself!

    Comment by Heather (Heather's Dish) | January 25, 2010 | Reply

  12. you’re in the right direction girl! You can def. do this!!!!! So proud of you!

    Comment by Lori | January 25, 2010 | Reply

  13. Oooh are you excited about “having” to run? I like training cause if anything’ll get me out of the house it’s the thought that what if race day comes and I’m unprepared. My mileage is waay down, I’m mildly nervous about the build up when I haven’t been so awesome about making my workouts these past few weeks. I’m gonna follow Hal Higdon’s plan cause I’m a fan of his layouts, but yours looks great too! See ya race day!!

    Comment by lindsayruns | January 25, 2010 | Reply

    • I’m going to check out your plan. I haven’t been doing anything so I feel like I’m starting from square one. Hopefully I’ll be as motivated as you sound!

      Comment by lpskins | January 26, 2010 | Reply

  14. Looks good if your body can take 4-5 days or running a week! I only say that because I know mine can’t! Don’t forget the strength training as well! 🙂

    Comment by kilax | January 26, 2010 | Reply

    • I NEED to start strength training. I’ve really never go it before.

      Comment by lpskins | January 26, 2010 | Reply

  15. if you end up WANTING to do the tempo/interval stuff…i’ll do it with you. that’s mostly what i’m doing these days and where our separate goals somewhat converge right now…i have a lot of different variations we could mix in too so it doesn’t get boring (and it doesn’t have to be on Tuesday…can be subbed for any of the other runs except your long day)…and you know i love hills! woo hoo.

    Comment by erin | January 27, 2010 | Reply

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