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AvonCallingBarksdale Wed 24-May-17 15:31:48

Hi. Can anyone recommend a good couch to half marathon training plan. I've only found ones that are either assuming you can already run 5K (I can't) or ones where it's all walk/run, including race day. I have run a 10K before in 58 mins 5 years ago and I'd love to get back into running. I've entered a half in 20 weeks time, so I reckon I've got time, just can't find a good training plan. Thanks

Dadsussex Wed 24-May-17 15:36:32

Hal higdon plans I swear by

www.halhigdon.com/training/51134/Half-Marathon-Walk-Training-Program

Use the walk plan as above and switch to the standard half marathon plans when you are ready

I used Hal's plans for my first 3 marathons and have gone on to run 108 fullmarathons now...... I blame him for pretty much everything running related! ;-)

AvonCallingBarksdale Wed 24-May-17 15:44:04

Ah, good old Hal. Thanks. I used him for 10K and it was great, but when I looked for half marathons, could only find the plans where you can already run 5K comfortably - I missed the walk training program. Off I go!

AvonCallingBarksdale Wed 24-May-17 15:45:45

108 Full Marathons????

Dadsussex Wed 24-May-17 18:37:24

Yes 108....

Wasn't boasting was just having a mental blame Hal kind of moment!

AvonCallingBarksdale Wed 24-May-17 21:16:50

Wow!! DH has done 4 - that was enough time away training for my liking!! Amazing.

revolution909 Wed 24-May-17 23:15:52

I have no plan but happy to coach! I did couch to HM in about 15 weeks, so it's definitely doable smile

AvonCallingBarksdale Thu 25-May-17 15:08:06

Ooh, revolution909 tell me more please!!

revolution909 Thu 25-May-17 18:31:56

For the first week only focus on walking (it should be at least 30mins at least 5 times a week). For the next 3 weeks walk and then run intermittently (run as much as you can and try to build it up to 60 mins). From there try to "run" at least 3 times a week and on day should definitely be a challenge. Get a fitbit/polar/Garmin and start tracking your miles. Once you're comfortable with running 5k (it should. Not take you longer than 6 weeks) it's time to increase your distance if you run say 5k the first week of that the phase, you should run at least 7k and so on after that. It's very important that you run every day though. Don't worry about pace only worry about distance smile

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