Below is a 12 week training plan aimed at runners with some, but not extensive, experience who want to begin running half marathons.
As seen, it is a consistent schedule with the main emphasis being on the Saturday runs which increase by a mile each week, with a competitive style 5 and 10k race in between, culminating in a 12 mile run on week 11. Equally as important as these runs are the rest days which cannot be overstated in order to recharge your body. For cross training, swimming would be an ideal activity to partake in on the Sunday to relax the muscles after your challenging Saturday run.
Training for lengths such as a half or full marathon is strenuous and the need for more advanced equipment becomes essential. Check out our extensive clothing range which aims to offer more comfort and technology to push you that extra mile. Moreover, hydration and nutrition becomes imperative to ensure you remain in tip-top health.
|7th June||Metro Aberdeen Beach 10K Fun Run||10K fun run at Aberdeen beach.|
|7th June||Cosmic's Krunce Series||Krunce Series, Kirkhill, approx. 4m|
|12th June||Westhill 10K||The first ever Nicol of Skene Westhill 10K Fun Run|
|4||Stretch & strengthen||3.5 m run|
|5||Stretch & strengthen||4 m run|
|6||Stretch & strengthen||4 m run|
|7||Stretch & strengthen||4.5 m run|
|8||Stretch & strengthen||4.5 m run|
|9||Stretch & strengthen||5 m run|
|10||Stretch & strengthen||5 m run|
|11||Stretch & strengthen||5 m run|
|12||Stretch & strengthen||4 m run|