This 12-week program is designed for intermediate to advanced runners who want to race a half-marathon. The program will require 4.25-8.25 hours per week and should be integrated with a Volt strength-training plan (available to B78 Endurance Hub members). With this program, you can expect an increase in running mileage and the introduction of running intensity to improve your running pace and economy. If you want to run a half-marathon well, you have to be ready to run the distance and fast!
Throughout this program you may find terms that you are not familiar with. If this is the case please refer to the program appendix available at the B78 Endurance Hub programs section. We wish you the best of luck with your training.
This program is designed for intermediate to advanced runners who may or may not have experience with a running program. If you have the time, begin your training with the 8-week general preparation (advanced) or 8-week 5K/10K (advanced) programs first. All these programs are found in the B78 Endurance Hub and will build the base needed to take on this half-marathon program.
Programs to follow this one
After this program, you can explore other event specific programs for intermediate to advanced runners. There are 5K, 10K and marathon programs available on the B78 Endurance Hub or you can do this program again. Now that you have done the half-marathon program, you have built up the mileage so your body can handle marathon training.
Other things you should know
Run times are indicated in minutes as opposed to distance. Everyone runs at a different pace so this way you are running the right distance for where you are at in the moment. The Volt strength-training platform will often prescribe three workouts for the week. You need to do these in order that they occur, so do Day 1 before you do Day 2. During the strength sessions choose one of the warm up routines. Please avoid any of the finishers with the exception of the core workouts, which you can add if you please.