12 WEEK HALF MARATHON PLAN- ADVANCED
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Welcome to the Xtra Mile Lifestyle 12 WEEK HALF MARATHON PLAN- ADVANCED
This 12 week program is designed to help you reach your Half Marathon goals! It is built on 5 days of running with an optional 6th easy recovery run . It begins with 30-35 total miles in it's first week and peaks at 42-47 total miles. It features 1 dedicated rest day and is meant to be fluid and flexible to allow it to fit into almost any schedule. It features:
• 3 Easy Runs
• 1 Optional Short Recovery Run
• 1 Mid-Week Quality Run
• 1 Long Run w/ quality miles
Daily and Weekly goal mileage is listed as a range. This is to allow you to manage how you are feeling, and responding to the training. If you are feeling good, feel free to take the mileage up to the higher end. If you are feeling tired, sore, etc.- choose the lower end of the mileage.
This plan begins with short distance interval work for the first half of the plan and will feature short time/distance intervals at higher speeds. These paces may look fast, however- they should feel manageable given the short duration of the interval. This type of work helps to build up endurance, work on good form, promotes fast twitch muscle growth.
As the plan progresses into the back half- it will move into longer distance intervals that help dial into holding GRP, which is needed for race day success.
Our training plans use the % of Goal Race Pace (GRP) method, where quality & long run workouts are assigned specific intensity based intervals based on % of GRP.
*In Training Peaks, this is called Threshold Pace. To ensure that you have the correct pacing for your workouts, please ensure that you have this portion of your personal profile updated
There are 6 key % of GRP you need to know as these will be used within your training plan: 115%, 110%, 105%, GRP, 95%, and 90%.
To find out your personal training paces based of your Goal Race Pace, we encourage you to use our Workout Pace Calculator found at: https://www.xtramilelifestyle.com/training-tools
Not sure what your GRP should be? We recommend using the Jack Daniel's VDOT Running Calculator to help!
It is important to note- do not discouraged if you are unable to hit the paces immediately out of the gate. The goal of this plan is to get you ready to a given pace after 12 week of work, but this doesn't mean that we all come into a training plan already able to hit the paces perfectly. The point is to work towards it, always ensuring the effort level is there. Keep working, stick to the plan, the pacing will come!
OTHER IMPORTANT NOTES:
-This plan is best used with a GPS device.
-Each workout includes pre-workout notes that aid in understanding the goal or specifics on where/how to run it.
-The low end of mileage is always entered as the planned distance, however- the title of the run will call-out if there is a range for that day. Mileage ranges help you manage your total mileage for the day/ week and to help work with your schedule and training needs.
-Cool Down to Distance means that your cool down should be run until you reach the planned distance for the day
-The Sunday that concludes a training week has a note that features the total mileage range for the week.
The number on goal of any training plan is to get you to both the start and finish line of your goal race healthy! In order to do so, it is imperative that you are constantly tuning into how you are feeling, listening to your body, and making the right decisions for you and your training.
Good luck on your upcoming race!
Thank you for choosing XTRA MILE LIFESTYLE for your training plan needs!
If you have any questions about the plan, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to speak with a coach.
Xtra Mile Lifestyle is a Running and Triathlon Coaching team based out of Minnesota. Please visit us at xtramilelifestyle.com to learn more or inquire about further coaching opportunities.
How it Works
Training Plan Sample Week
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This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- This plan includes a Free Basic TrainingPeaks Account.
- Access your training plan anywhere on the TrainingPeaks mobile and desktop apps.
- Track your performance with robust data tracking and detailed graphs.
- Plan for your event in the TrainingPeaks calendar.
- Track your weight, sleep, hours, fatigue and stress while you train.
- Syncs daily with other popular apps like Garmin and MyFitnessPal.
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