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Half Marathon Plan - Beginner Runners - 18 Weeks - Sunday Race

Author

Joan Scrivanich , MA, CSCS

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Length

18 Weeks

Plan Description


Designed for: Beginner Runners.

Created by: Exercise Physiologist & Coach Joan Scrivanich who earned her Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology from the Ivy League university Columbia University in New York City. She holds coaching certifications from USA Triathlon, IRONMAN, USA Track & Field, and National Strength & Conditioning Association.

Joan has been an endurance athlete for almost 30 years. She had the privilege of competing at a competitive division I college in both cross country and track and has experience training & racing for everything from the Mile to the Marathon and Sprint Triathlons to the Ironman.

What's included:

- E-mail support is available to answer your questions regarding the plan.
- An Athlete Guide & description document explaining your upcoming workouts and training
- A Zone Chart explaining effort/zones/intensity levels for reference with the workouts.
- Monthly informational newsletter
- Access to our private Facebook group.
- Access to our Member-Only Resources Area

Before starting: This plan is designed for Beginner Runners who will be running their first half marathon. You have run shorter races, but want to take the leap and give a longer distance try.
You should be able to comfortably run for 45 minutes before starting this plan.  The weekly volume of the plan starts at 4:15 for the first week and peaks at 7:45.

You will get in all your key running workouts while supplementing your training with one (with the option for a second) cross training day a week to keep you balanced and in order to get to your half marathon fit, healthy, and ready to run your best. It includes strength training, days off, and active recovery days.

Questions? E-mail Coach Joan at info@RiseEndurance.com or visit her at RiseEndurance.com

I look forward to helping you reach your potential.

Happy Running!

USA Triathlon Certified CoachUSA Track & Field certified coachIronman Certified CoachCertified Strength & Conditioning SpecialistNSCA-Certified Personal TrainerTrainingPeaks Certified Coach

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Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x4
3:48 hrs 2:15 hrs
X-Train x2
1:32 hrs 1:00 hrs
Day Off x1
—— ——
Strength x1
0:28 hrs 0:30 hrs
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run
3:48 hrs 2:15 hrs
X-Train
1:32 hrs 1:00 hrs
Day Off
—— ——
Strength
0:28 hrs 0:30 hrs

Training Load By Week


Joan Scrivanich

Rise Endurance LLC

Coach Joan takes a comprehensive approach to coaching; her scientifically based training is athlete-centered and takes the whole athlete into account in order for athletes to reach their goals and remain healthy.

Joan's coaching specialties include:

  • Busy professionals
  • Long course athletes (13.1 & 70.3 or longer)
  • Athletes with cardiac concerns

She is the Onsite Lead Coach for Ironman Lake Placid and has been an endurance athlete for 30 years, which includes running for a Division I college.


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