Half marathon training 1.40 time

Time constraints only allow me to train twice a week. I do a long run at the weekend of up to thirteen miles at eight min miles but am wondering what I should do for the other training session- a 7 min mile 10 k run or hill work? I try to progress my times/ distance every week

your advice would be most welcome.


  • So you race your long run every week. Don't do that.

    We need more info about you - but if you have only two runs a week - half marathons aren't for you.
  • If you have other aerobic excercising in that week, you could focus one session on speed. But I think three sessions is a minimum to improve, barring weight loss.
  • MillsyMillsy ✭✭✭
    With 2 sessions the best you can do is maintain your fitness. You really need 3+ to start seeing improvements.

    1.45 off your training is very respectable. The main way to improve is by doing more.
  • Read the comment carefully. Not 'do' a long run but 'race' your long run. Remember it is called a long slow run. And you should either increase speed or distance not both each week.  

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