Talkback: Intermediate half marathon training schedule


Can you clarify is HMP Half marathon pace and what is LSD?


  • XX1XX1 ✭✭✭

    LSD = Long Slow Distance, i.e. your long run at a slow pace.  I'd guess that HMP does stand for half marathon pace.

  • Hi,

    Can anyone please explain exactly what the procedures for running the mile repeats are?  It says in the training programme to do, for example, 6 miles total with 4 x 1 mile repeats. I don't fully understand the concept!



  • Hi - I can't print a decent copy this plan off - how do I get a full copy to print off please?


  • Have you come across a schedule in kilometres rather than miles? I know you can convert, but it's a pain to say the least.  I don't understand why the plans mix distances in miles and metres.  Plus, it is far easier to get down to a pace when doing kilometres for obvious reasons.  RW, when are you going to finally convert to metric - the system that makes sense?  Please!

  • This will typically mean that you'll do a set of 4 faster single miles with slower ones inbetween. The idea is that you'll recover from the hard efforts during the slower ones, and teach your body how to work harder and recover more quickly.

  • Just multiply or divide everything by 1.6 image

  • PhilPubPhilPub ✭✭✭

    Runnerian - The mixture of imperial and metric comes down to the fact that longer distances are traditionally given in miles, whereas shorter / interval distances come from the track, which is measured in metres.  I can't really see training plans changing in the near future, since it's the convention that most people use.  Maybe you can find a European plan and translate it.  image

    But really, it's not that difficult to convert for training purposes.  Off the top of my head...

    400m = quarter mile
    800m = half mile
    1600m = 1 mile
    3M = 5k
    5M = 8k...

    If your mental arithmetic can stretch to adding up multiples of 2,3,5 and 8 do you really need someone else to do the conversion for you?  if you want to be a little bit more accurate, then 1 mile = 1.61k and 1k = 0.62 miles.  Get the calculator out. image


  • PhilPubPhilPub ✭✭✭

    What Dave said!

  • If you want to schedule the training you go argue Monday over the long term the entire 45 minutes Tuesday to peace Wednesday calm with only 20-30 minutes of easy running. Devon ke Dev Mahadev

  • get a mile/kilometre converter Samsung apps or google play have them for free

  • And weight converter, and pace calculator....... these are well handy tools...... and they  is all free image

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