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Couch to half marathon? Anyone who's done it, or can recommend a training plan?

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BandersnatchCummerbund Sun 16-Dec-12 00:02:18

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JRsandCoffee Thu 20-Dec-12 09:02:55

Hi, I've done it, used a programme on the Polar website, started June, race was in early October I think. Key thing seemed to be to make sure you got out for the longer runs, was quite time consuming as I recall but I did love it. If race is on the road make sure you do a good amount of training in the road. I found a love of cross country and on the event day I realised should have spent more time on Tarmac as was really sore afterwards, despite having run the distance before (got lost in Scotland...) good luck smile

BandersnatchCummerbund Thu 20-Dec-12 11:29:44

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JemimaMuddledUp Sat 22-Dec-12 10:07:18

Zest magazine have running plans for different distances:

No idea how good they are as I'm still only on C25k!

redfleur Thu 27-Dec-12 15:38:06

This is what I am going to be using. I don't have time for more than 3 runs a week. I'm aiming for a bit faster, so will just adjust the length of the run by 5-10mins.

BandersnatchCummerbund Fri 28-Dec-12 03:17:06

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humblebumble Fri 28-Dec-12 03:22:29

You could try one of the Hal Higden training programs. I did something similar last year. Worked for me.

loveinidleness Sat 29-Dec-12 18:26:14

hi I did that - I printed out the BUPA training plans and saw where they overlapped from 10k to HM length and used that. For the beginners' plans it is all about building up the distance, virtually no speed work, so you can just move seamlessly from one to the next.

Good luck and enjoy it! (I should warn you I got addicted to it, ran 2.5 marathons last year and will run more this year grin)

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