Coventry Half Marathon Beginners Training Plan – Week 10

Less than three weeks to go, how do you feel?  

Excited, nervous, apprehensive or raring to go; let me know.  If you have followed this programme fully you can be confident that you have prepared your body to complete the Coventry Half Marathon 2011. 

In this weeks programme, we are taking the distance of your long run up to double figures, 10 miles.  The aim of this running guide is to help you peak and complete the 13 mile distance with ease on the day.  Don’t worry if you have read about tapering etc in magazines, that will come into play on your next programme.

Make sure you stay hydrated all week, refer to the hydration and running performance post to calculate your minimum fluid intake.

Relax into your runs this week and reward yourself for how far you have come in such a short time; I have spoken to some of you who had never ran outside before starting this programme.  Well done, you will soon be a half-marathon runner.

How was our run at the weekend; if you’re following this half marathon training plan you should have completed an pace based 8 miler? 

We’re sticking to the pace based long run this week but upping the distance to 10 miles.  You will definitely benefit from taking water out with you.  If you are uncomfortable holding a bottle, a hydration back pack works really well and can be picked up for around £20.

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
3 miles (9)
All out, compare your time to week 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 10 miles
1 mile (5-6)
1 mile (7-9)
X5
Long stretch

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