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📊 HALF MARATHON PLAN 🏃🏼♂️
⚡️ RUN WITH POWER! 21k under 1h20' 🎯
👉🏽 Context is important when using power-based training because runners have different needs, EI values, strengths, and weaknesses. If you choose this plan, feel free to make changes as necessary, but maintain the balance of stress and recovery. Don't shove many tough days together. Make sure the first week of training is not a big jump in intensity (TSS) or volume from your General Preparation. If it is, either cut it back or try to plan ahead in your General Preparation to be ready when the second phase arrives.
👉🏽 To take full advantage of the power meter's ability to record intensity, most plans are based on time in zones. Some intervals, however, are prescribed as a distance to help define the stress for a specific race distance and time. In this plan, the first week includes conducting the rFTPw and FTP tests. Once you have your rFTPw value, set your zones according. Continuously monitor your watts at race pace, your paces at race intensity, and your El value for race-specific efforts.
In addition, please note the following throughout the plan:
🔵 Second run of the day: On days that call for two runs, the first run should be done in the morning and the second in the afternoon or evening. The second run should be an easy jog in Zones 1-2. Don't overdo it.
🟢 Envelope run: This run is all about pushing the envelope of pace for a given level of watts. The goal is to go faster without increasing your wattage output, which means focusing on efficiency. Use this run to find the technical cues that will reduce watts, increase speed, and improve El. Think smooth, think rhythm, think body position, putting all your energy into moving forward and eliminating extraneous movement.
🟣 Goal-pace tempo run. For this run (half-marathon and marathon plans only). Your goal pace should fall
into the zone that corresponds with your goal speed over the distance. If you find you are spending a majority of your time in Zones 5 and 6, then you need to reassess your goal pace or your rFTPw. You also need to focus on improving your EI (EFFICIENCY INDEX).
How it Works
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- Power Meter
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