Mountain Half Marathon - 30km Race Distance - 12 Week Training Plan with Strength and Conditioning
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A dedicated 12 week plan tailored for the unique demands of mountain half marathons - up to 30km distance, written by an experienced trail running Coach and Mountain Runner, and ultra runner who has completed many of the hardest mountain races including Trofeo Kima, Tromso Skyrace, Glen Coe Skyline and UTMB.
Excellent for experienced trail runners taking on races with more climbing and descending or technical trails.
It is 12 weeks long and features 2 or 3 build weeks followed by a recovery week and a two week taper.
Designed for trail races for events up to c.30km distance in mountain and sky running events and for athletes that are comfortable running for c. 2 hours. Great for those transitioning from road half and full marathons to trail with specific off road workouts.
It includes a progressive Strength and Conditioning plan with 2 workouts per build week and 1 per recovery week that compliments the stage of run training.
Requires access to hills or a treadmill for certain workouts and a HR monitor.
Time based rather than distance.
Race day advice provided throughout the plan with downloadable guides.
Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|6:17 hrs||2:00 hrs|
|1:25 hrs||1:00 hrs|
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||6:17 hrs||2:00 hrs|
||1:25 hrs||1:00 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Heart Rate Monitor