Post by soveryexcited on Jan 3, 2013 1:13:36 GMT -5
I run three times a week right now, and average about 5-6 miles per run. I haven't really pushed beyond a 10k because there was no need too. If I start training now, would I be ready for a half marathon in April? It is a pretty flat course. Should I just maintain my current three runs a week and tack on a long run at the end of every week? So do two six mile runs and then gradually add on an extra mile a week for the third run? Thanks!
I think you will be completely fine to run a half my April! You have a great base and plenty of time. Hal Higdon is great for first time half marathons. 12 weeks should be plenty with your background in running.
I would think you are ready to start a 12 week plan for sure.
I had been running my whole life before my first 10 miler, but never anything over 8 miles, and when I signed up, I was only running 3-4 miles 3 times a week. I followed a 12 week 1/2 plan for that first race, even though it was overkill for a 10 miler. I had no problem building up to a 12 mile run the week before the race.
Right now I am tentatively planning on running a 1/2 in April, too and haven't don't much more than 3-4 miles at a time.
My mileage was about the same before I ran my first half and the Hal Higdon Novice HM training program was perfect for me (after I altered the early long run distances a bit, they start out really low). It's a 12 week program, Google should bring it right up.