In only 4 weeks, you will have completed the Coventry Half Marathon

How was our run at the weekend; if you’re following this half marathon training plan you should have completed a fast 6 miler? 

How did your time compare to the last 6 mile run you did?

This week, you will be taking the distance up to 8 miles again; with the emphasis being upon running pace.  You have a pacing session on your short run this week too.

A few of our members ran the Kenilworth half marathon yesterday and completed it with ease.  It was a great morning to run.

One of our members ran so well he got a personal best time for the half marathon distance and knocked 6 minutes off his time for the same race from last year.  He is a seasoned marathon runner and it shows how effective adding some strength and conditioning training in to your running programme is.

As the race day gets closer I have had many people ask me how long it should take; there is no set time to aim for, you should just aim to get round the course and enjoy it.  Try not to put pressure on yourself and aim for a quick time or try to keep up with friends if you feel uncomfortable; run your own race.

Make sure you are staying hydrated on your long runs and drinking plenty of good quality water following your runs.  Again, spend plenty of time stretching and performing Self Myofascial Release; allow time for relaxation following your runs.

Here’s this weeks Coventry Half Marathon training plan:

Day 1
Recovery & Light Resistance Day
Light cross training RPE 4-5
Resistance Circuit2 x 2

Day 2
4 mile run
1mile (4-5)
2.5 miles (7-8)
0.5 miles (4-5)

Day 3
Cross training (5-6) max 45 minutes
Resistance Circuit x 2

 Day 4
6 miles (6-8)
Hilly route 

Day 5
Resistance Circuit x 2 

Day 6
Total Rest Day

Day 7
8 miles
1 mile (5-6)
1 mile (7-9)
Long stretch

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