This is an extended training plan designed for runners doing a spring half marathon, and who are building up to the distance from a starting point of 5-6 miles.
The plan consists of a schedule of long Sunday runs to help you build up your mileage and give you confidence over increasing distances. The long Sunday runs are about covering the distance and time on your feet. You should be at an effort level of 5-6 out of 10, and able to sustain a conversation. The schedule for Sunday runs is in the attached document, showing the distance to run each Sunday and the suggested route. All runs start and finish at Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre. Follow the links to the Good Run Guide to find printable route maps.
In addition, you should ideally run twice more during the week:
• On Tuesdays, join your normal HJ group for a run
• On Thursdays, join one of the HJ “effort” sessions (eg. track, intervals or hill training) – this is the evening to push yourself a little bit outside your comfort zone.