Half Marathon Training Programme
12 week Training Schedule
Before starting, a few ground rules:
- First of all, if you haven’t been exercising regularly recently, consult your doctor and get the OK before beginning the programme.
- Secondly, don’t worry about your speed. Run or walk at a pace comfortable for you. Remember you have lots of time; don’t rush things, enjoy your sessions, train at “talking pace”.
- If you can find a training partner, preferably someone at the same level as yourself, do so. Company is good!
- You can switch the daily sessions around to suit your own needs but try to do the long runs on the weekend or your day off.
- Take all your Rest Days. They are just as important as even your longest runs and will help get you to the start line in good shape on race day.
- Choose a safe running route. You don’t have to use the main thoroughfares. Try the Riverside Walkway, maybe a Beach or Parkland e.g. St. Columb’s Park, Gransha Grounds, Templemore Sports Complex and other grass areas. Running on softer surfaces is easier on the limbs.
Good luck with your training!