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Half Marathon Training Plan - 8 Weeks PR

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Half Marathon Training Plan - 8 Weeks PR


Thelen Coaching

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8 Weeks

Plan Description

So you've run a few half marathons and want to try for a new PR at one in the next two months, You've been running between 4-5 times a week and have kept up a longer run of over an hour on the weekend. This intermediate level plan is ideal for you. It's a quality over quantity training plan with focused workouts during the week, a long run on Sunday and a rest day on Monday. Workouts are all time based, with RPE and pace instructions so that you can step out the door and start training without searching for a track to use. The longest run tops out at 2:00.

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x5
04:26:00 02:00:00
Other x3
01:34:00 00:30:00
Strength x2
00:52:00 00:30:00
Day Off x1
—— ——
X-Train x1
00:45:00 01:00:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
04:26:00 02:00:00
01:34:00 00:30:00
00:52:00 00:30:00
Day Off
—— ——
00:45:00 01:00:00

Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Heart Rate Monitor
  • GPS

All supported devices

Tracy Thelen

Thelen Coaching

Thelen Coaching offers personalized and individualized coaching for athletes of all levels in cycling, mountain biking, running and triathlons, specializing in trail running, ultras, ultra endurance cycling and 24 hour races.

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  • 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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