HALF MARATHON PERFORMANCE PACE 16 WEEKS

Average Weekly Training Hours 03:23
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours 03:23
Training Load By Week

Sport: Run Includes Strength and Conditioning, Plyo, Warm ups and Cool downs

Distance | Event: HALF MARATHON PACE BASED [FLAT COURSE]

Suitable for: GOOD FOR AGE | PERFORMANCE

Suitable for a seasoned performance oriented athlete conditioned or regularly training in this sport. Your goal may be a personal best, finishing on the podium or 'good for age' and representing your club regularly. You may even have aspirations of national or international titles at your distance and age group and want to do this in a smart way that maximises your resistance to injury and avoids overtraining. You get a progressive programme based on your chosen way of measuring effort that’s clear, easy to follow and starts with testing and manageable sessions that grow more challenging as you improve.

What you get:

• Video introduction and Welcome and various run pace calculators
• Full test protocols for benchmarking and improvement, plus retesting sessions
• One-minute videos on Training Peaks set up and use, plus how-to PDF
• Information on all links to connect your training device and Training Peaks
• Full access to lovetri run technique training library on YouTube
• Background run activation and secrets of the Brownlee run protocols
• Full PDF photo technique how-to guides on Plyo, conditioning, stretches and warm ups
• ALL sessions based on YOUR fitness, pace, heart rate or power metrics
• Inbuilt ‘progression’ challenge, sessions get more challenging the fitter you get
• Full illustrated guides on all strength and conditioning sessions
• A plan based on your chosen way of measuring your effort and improvement
• A programme based not on hours, but on fitness progression for your chosen event
• An invitation to the closed group Racestronger Facebook pages where you can share experiences, ask questions and find out more relating to your training

A guaranteed 'get faster' programme comprising UK National Performance Centre speed work as used by the squad there, including a couple of very well known athletes, challenging hill sessions and weekend longer but manageable distance runs that constantly challenge the energy systems. If you are looking for a plan to bring you PBs or to get you up to speed for a race then this is it.

Plan includes around 3-4 quality run sessions a week, with one being optional - longest run depending on fitness will be around 26K. Time is around 4-7 QUALITY hours per week This assumes that any commute running or fun running is done very easy and over relatively short distances. The progressive programme focuses on speed early in the week throughout the plan, with varied tempo, hill and sub threshold work during the week, leaving the weekend for varied and longer runs. There is ample recovery time and some sessions are optional. Incorporates final week race taper

Racestronger Ethos:

All our plans offer proven results, and have been used by elites to novice level athletes in multi- discipline to single sport to achieve personal bests and outstanding performances. Race proven by the Lovetri |Swimwerkx team and hundreds of athletes worldwide. The library features full multi-discipline programmes and ‘boost’ programmes, allowing you to focus on your favourite sport or the one you want to improve the most. You’ll find a programme to suit at www.racestronger.com that allows you to mix metric train, with power and heart rate, or train using your preferred effort measurement method. Why not buy a plan and take advantage of our tailoring offer, meaning we can swap around for a small fee the types of sessions.

Do the work, no more no less, and we're pretty sure you'll be setting your best ever run times at the end. Do the strength work and plyo to ensure you've got the edge.

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Sample Day 1
0:30:00
TEST - * KEY RUN [Max] THRESHOLD

PLEASE READ

Find a flat course Go run as fast as you can at the most constant pace you can for 30 minutes. OR run on the track in a similar way. You MUST use a heart rate monitor and device to record your HR

How to input your results into Training Peaks

here:https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ux2rlzr0f60a34p/AADZU70LewxD1_umRJU_J8Ika?dl=0

From this Test you need TWO results:

a) Your average HR for the last 20 minutes of that run which equals threshold HR, THR in our sessions - For YOU TO INPUT into Training Peaks before starting programme

b) Your average pace for the the full 30 minutes [threshold pace] - For YOU TO INPUT into Training Peaks before starting programme

This test is IMPORTANT as ALL your sessions will then be personalised to your level of fitness and will automatically update as you get fitter to stay challenging! Use the result above in the spreadsheet under the paperclip top right to establish your correct effort levels.

If you are familiar with recording this data and finding the results that's great. For those of you who are not so skilled a simple way to calculate these figures for input into Training Peaks is to simply set your device to record at the start of the 30 minute run. Stop it at the end. Upload to your normal online device website which will send the results to Training Peaks

Click on your session in Training Peaks

a) click 'analyze' or the two diagonal arrows top right of the session box in the middle of your screen, you'll notice performance stats in the box on the right, and a big graph on the left box

b) navigate to that graph - ensure that its showing time as its main axis

c) select the full 30 minutes of the proper test you want to if you included your warm up in the session recorded, and the last 20 minutes of that test by clicking and holding your mouse button and dragging

d) the statistics will change for the period you just selected in the right box, use the average pace and average HR scores to put into your zone setting

TRAINING PEAKS INPUTS
a) click on your name or account
b) navigate to 'Zones'
c) top of page under 'Heart' you'll see zones
d) input your b) result above into the box marked
'Threshold' and if you wish your max and resting heart rate if known' Use Joe Friel for running as the calculation method.
e) Save the result and you're good to go, all your sessions will auto calculate and update automatically

HOW TO VIDEO

https://help.trainingpeaks.com/hc/en-us/articles/204073584-How-to-Set-your-Thresholds-and-Calculate-your-Zones

Sample Day 3
0:27:00
39TSS
Hill Repeat P1 RPE

Find a 7-14% hill
8–16 x 45-second repeats up, recover on the way down, intensity given in blue chart detail above

Sample Day 4
0:45:00
Best Body Weight Glute

Print the attachment, save and do! Try and do these once or twice a week, they'll help you get stronger, the more you do the better.

Don't overdo it, but pick a challenging few exercises and stick to it


AND you can watch the below too:

For some video instruction simply click on the following, incorporate into your routine especially during the September to March period

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blVmPUbM58A&list=PLPk5kdzBHhqvQu00Ce0C4ZkO3e2eXSuRy&index=1

Hip Piriformis (deep hip muscles)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Os4uekJwK8&list=PLPk5kdzBHhqvQu00Ce0C4ZkO3e2eXSuRy&index=2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xnS3iQXIK8&index=4&list=PLPk5kdzBHhqvQu00Ce0C4ZkO3e2eXSuRy

Hip Glute Med (support the stance and assist a strong run0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-SoCqdR1x8&list=PLPk5kdzBHhqvQu00Ce0C4ZkO3e2eXSuRy&index=3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77pqj9sMg38&index=7&list=PLPk5kdzBHhqvQu00Ce0C4ZkO3e2eXSuRy

Runner Touch (good all around glutes)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlxhKbAob54&list=PLPk5kdzBHhqvQu00Ce0C4ZkO3e2eXSuRy&index=8

Hot Salsa, lunge. Glutes Hamstrings

Sample Day 5
1:25:00
65TSS
Free Speed Mix RPE [S]

15 min general warm up in zone 1-2
(include 5 x 30 sec strides)

60 mins at Zone 3 with 5 x speed pickups (1 min zone 4 followed by low zone 2 recovery)

In last few minutes please throw in 5 accelerations for 50m or so

15 min cool down jog or run walk in zone 1-2

Sample Day 6
1:00:00
61.7TSS
Fartlek RPE

Easy Run 20 mins then do the following

„ - 15 seconds hard/15 seconds easy x 2 (1 min)
„- 30 seconds hard/30 seconds easy x 2 (2 min)
– „60 seconds hard/60 seconds easy x 2 (4 min)
„- 90 seconds hard/90 seconds easy x 2 (6 min)
– „60 seconds hard/60 seconds easy x 2 (4 min)
„- 30 seconds hard/30 seconds easy x 2 (2 min)
„- 15 seconds hard/15 seconds easy x 2 (1 min)

Finish 20 mins easy

Sample Day 8
1:00:00
4.57mi
85TSS
AnE Road Speed Ladder 1

Workout #2
Full, lengthy warmup of 2-3k, 8 x 150 meters (Accelerate to 90% effort in the first 50m, run the second 50m as fast as can, decelerate in the last 50m).

Take a full recovery of 2-3 minutes jogging between each rep,

then perform 5 x 8 second sprints at fast as you can with 3 minutes WALKING rest between repeats.

Finish with a 2k cooldown.

Sample Day 9
0:30:00
30TSS
OPTIONAL EASY RECOVERY RUN PACE

Easy run, keep it in zone 2

Paul Gardner
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Lovetri | Swimwerkx Race Team

Head Coach|Owner LovetriSwimwerkx Race Team
Founder racestronger.com online training plans

Ex GB Age Group athlete and Triathlon England Board Member. Head Coach and Coach Mentor [coach other coaches]

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