Half Marathon Training – Weeks 6-10

Half Marathon Training - Weeks 6-10

Half Marathon Training – Weeks 6-10

Did you ROCK out your first 5 weeks of marathon training?! Are you ready for your next 5?! Here you go!

(Click here if you need the first 5!) and REMEMBER go at a pace where you have a smile on your face ūüôā ¬†xo

Now is a good time to think about your running form.

The right running form will¬†keep you healthy and injury free. It might even be the difference¬†between finishing strong¬†and not finishing at all. To find the best stride for you, think like “The Three Bears”: not too long, not too short, but just right.

“Short, choppy strides waste energy and cover less distance, an over-reaching stride will fatigue your muscles more quickly, says Samantha Clayton, a certified trainer and former Olympic sprinter.

Try¬†finding your optimal¬†stride length by focusing on “arm drive”. To figure that you, simply run slightly less then your¬†fastest¬†speed with each¬†arms angled at 90 degrees. Drive your arms back and forth in the full range of motion.¬†Adjust your arm angle and speed to find what’s most comfortable for you.

Half Marathon Training Week 6

  1. Day 1: 36 minute run (run for 3 minutes, walk for 1 minute)
  2. Day 2: Cross Training
  3. Day 3: 36 minute run (run for 3 minutes, walk for 1 minute)
  4. Day 4: Rest
  5. Day 5:Cross Training
  6. Day 6: 5 mile run (run for 2 minutes, walk for 1 minute)
  7. Day 7: Rest

Half Marathon Training Week 7

  1. Day 1: 40 minute run (run for 3 minutes, walk for 1 minute)
  2. Day 2: Cross Training
  3. Day 3: 40 minute run (run for 3 minutes, walk for 1 minute)
  4. Day 4: Rest
  5. Day 5:Cross Training
  6. Day 6: 6 mile run (run for 3 minutes, walk for 1 minute)
  7. Day 7: Rest

Half Marathon Training Week 8

  1. Day 1: 30 minute run (run for 4 minutes, walk for 1 minute)
  2. Day 2: Cross Training
  3. Day 3: 30 minute run (run for 4 minutes, walk for 1 minute)
  4. Day 4: Rest
  5. Day 5:Cross Training
  6. Day 6: 7 mile run (run for 4 minutes, walk for 1 minute)
  7. Day 7: Rest

Half Marathon Training Week 9

  1. Day 1: 42 minute run (run for 5 minutes, walk for 2 minutes)
  2. Day 2: Cross Training
  3. Day 3: 42 minute run (run for 5 minutes, walk for 1 minute)
  4. Day 4: Rest
  5. Day 5:Cross Training
  6. Day 6: 8 mile run (run for 4 minutes, walk for 1 minute)
  7. Day 7: Rest

Half Marathon Training Week 10

  1. Day 1: 35 minute run (run for 6 minutes, walk for 1 minute)
  2. Day 2: Cross Training
  3. Day 3: 35 minute run (run for 6 minutes, walk for 1 minute)
  4. Day 4: Rest
  5. Day 5:Cross Training
  6. Day 6: 9 mile run (run for 5 minutes, walk for 1 minute)
  7. Day 7: Rest

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