So far have done 5 and 10ks. For my last 10k. I was doing around 25 to 30k a week, including intervals and fartlek in that, over 3 runs. Have a half marathon planned for next year, so the mileage will go down over winter, concentrating on building strength and stamina, then go up from around Feb onwards.i tend to do stuff I've read in magazines or books, so not an expert!
I recently did a half marathon. My training was along the lines of double the distance (sometimes a bit under, sometimes a bit over) each week, including a long run (16-18k) at the weekend, and a mid-week intervals session.
I am a great follower of plans - usually the Cool Running ones - as they give me confidence that if I follow the plan it will all come right on the day . I have been a bit lax lately and relying too much on residual fitness but am trying to follow the last 6 weeks of a beginners' HM plan to get me ready for my next one, just to get me out on a regular basis now that the nights are drawing in.
I wish I could follow plans, I paid for a great one from TrainingPeaks last year but I don't really know what happens I never have a problem getting out and running each day, and it would be every day if my body was up to it but 5x is plenty, but I always end up doing my own thing instead
it's a massive incentive isn't it, having something to aim for!
I 'race' up to half marathon, and work up my distance to do the 13 miles on my long run 2 weeks before, and that week I'd do a 5 and 10km as my other runs. I also cycle and swim, so thats 6 days a week of training.
That said, I have a half in 2 weeks (delayed from the spring as the course was flooded) which I have not done enough distance for, and am a bit freaked out about. Though I'm much fitter than when I did my first.
rhetorician - it's not gout is it? I was reading up on it recently (my brother was diagnosed with it) and as it is so unusual in women it is often overlooked.
CMOT - you will be fine. I PB'd at the last HM I ran, despite having done very little training for it. I hope your HM goes well.
26.2 - I used the cool running 20 week marathon plan last year. I missed a couple of runs through illness, including one of the long runs, but it got me round (which was all I wanted). There are a couple of people on the Runners' thread who have done the Silverstone HM if you need any advice about the course etc
M1tchy - if you can do 10 miles a couple of weeks before your HM you should be fine on the day.
yes, the gout option has been raised, but blood tests didn't suggest that - although apparently even blood tests can be inconclusive. The cycle of it suggests that quite strongly - e.g. it's much much better - duration of attack about a week. Bah