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I'm running my second Leicester half marathon in October. I'll be 57 years old by then and I'm seeking advice on a training plan.
Last year I completed the run in 2:21. I'd only had 7 weeks running experience to go from zero to 13.1 miles so I was pretty pleased with that. Since then I've run several 5Ks with a recent PB of 24:16 and ran a 10K in May in 54:57.
Runner's World race time predictor, based on my 5K PB, says I should run the half in 1:51. I'm therefore using the RW 10 week training plan for runners targeting a 1:50+ finish time.
I'm bothered that it might not be appropriate as it doesn't seem to take age into consideration. If it's geared towards say a 30 year old male hoping to finish in 1:50, then I'd be likely to run it a great deal slower.
I've just started week 4 of the plan and I'm actually getting on fine with it. My worry is that at the moment it seems a little too easy. It only includes one distance run per week culminating in "11/12 miles as slow as you like" on week 8. Far be it from me to doubt Bruce Tulloh, I do realise that I could be completely wrong, but I'm worried that the programme isn't right for me. If it is, I'll be delighted of course!
Does anyone have a view or advice they could pass on please?
Thanks in advance.