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8 Week Intermediate Half Marathon Training Plan

Author

Marathon Handbook

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Length

8 Weeks

Plan Description

Our 8 Week Half Marathon Training Plan is for experienced runners looking to ramp up their training for a half marathon!

It builds up your mileage over 8 weeks, and includes one tempo run per week.

Tempo runs are great for runners with a specific finishing time in mind; they help you to train towards that time.

Who is it for?: Runners who have run a half marathon in the past and want to ‘dust off’ their half marathon chops.

How Long?: 8 weeks.

It includes 2 mid-week runs, to be performed at a comfortable pace, one tempo run, and one long-slow run each weekend to build your max mileage. The plan includes one cross-training day per week and two rest days.

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Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x4
18mi 13mi
Day Off x2
—— ——
X-Train x1
0:45 hrs 0:45 hrs
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run
18mi 13mi
Day Off
—— ——
X-Train
0:45 hrs 0:45 hrs

Training Load By Week


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Thomas Watson

Marathon Handbook

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