Beginner HALF Marathon 12 weeks!

Author

Paul Duncan

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Length

12 Weeks

Typical Week

5 Run

Longest Workout

2:00 hrs

Plan Specs

running half marathon beginner intermediate

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Summary

This is a beginner/intermediate running plan that will prepare a runner be fitter and faster for their next half marathon that is 12 weeks out!

The peak volume for this program is approximately 5 hours of running. The actual amount of miles will vary because this program is mostly heart rate focused, so pace will be dictated by heart rate.

This program was designed by Paul Duncan. If you will like to set up a consult for your heart rate zones need help with this program, contact Paul at pduncan1984@gmail.com


Stats

Training Load By Week
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours: 04:04

Paul Duncan

www.paulduncanjr.com

USAT Certified
Qt2 Sytems Level 1
ORR Level III (Expert)

Multi-sport coach.

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Sample Day 1

1:00:00
Over/Unders

These are most easily done on the treadmill.

Repeat this for the ENITRE duration until final duration is met.

1 mile @ LOW Z1
1 mile @ TOP of Z2
Repeat until the end.

Record each mile total time and average HR

Sample Day 2

0:20:00
RECOVERY Run or walk

Do NOT exceed your ZR HR at any point, even if that means you have to do some walking.

Sample Day 3

1:00:00
CAVEMAN RUN

No Heart-rate or pace restrictions here.

Main objective is to gradually get faster throughout the run, by feel. Start slow the first half of the run, IF you feel good, progress to a comfortably hard effort toward the end.

This is about just listening to your body and going off how you feel.

IF You feel good you may add up to 25% extra run time to the end of this run.

Sample Day 5

0:30:00
CAVEMAN RUN

No Heart-rate or pace restrictions here.

Main objective is to gradually get faster throughout the run, by feel. Start slow the first half of the run, IF you feel good, progress to a comfortably hard effort toward the end.

This is about just listening to your body and going off how you feel.

IF You feel good you may add up to 25% extra run time to the end of this run.

Sample Day 6

1:15:00
Z1/Z2 Progression Run (Last 15@Z2)

Start this workout in the low end of your Z1 heart rate zone, finish in the high end of your Z1 heart rate zone.

LAST 15:00 are UP TO THE TOP of Z2 If you feel strong. Do not exceed Z1 until this point.


Be sure to record your average heart rate and mile time, for each 1 mile "lap" in post activity comments.
Also, include fueling details in post activity

comments.
Fueling Recommendations:
- 100-200 calories pre workout (easy to digest, high carbohydrate snack)
- During: 1 bottle of sports drink every 30-60 minutes depending on heat. (160cal per 24 ounce bottle) PLUS 1 gel every 45:00.
- Post workout - 1 scoop of 3:1 or 4:1 recovery drink. 
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Recommended Post workout Drink
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* There are other products that meet the proper requirements as well. So if you are using products other than what are listed, please verify with me that it meets the proper requirements.

Sample Day 8

1:00:00
Over/Unders

These are most easily done on the treadmill.

Repeat this for the ENITRE duration until final duration is met.

1 mile @ LOW Z1
1 mile @ TOP of Z2
Repeat until the end.

Record each mile total time and average HR

Sample Day 9

0:20:00
RECOVERY Run or walk

Do NOT exceed your ZR HR at any point, even if that means you have to do some walking.

Beginner HALF Marathon 12 weeks!

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