Right, so I am doing the great north run this year. My first half marathon, and I have to do it under 2 hours or my friends will mock me. I’m not really much of a runner, but do the odd 5 or 10k, and play footy a lot. I am 43.
So I have about 3 months to go and my training consists of 4 runs per week, football once a week, and a weekly weights session,
Run 1 is a race pace run. I can already run 10k at my target race pace without feeling too bad. Should I make these a bit longer each week, until I can do the full distance in under 2 hours? Or maybe stick with 10k but try and get faster?
Run 2 is parkrun, and i’ll Be down to 25/mins in a couple of weeks.
Run 3 is where I go to the park with my fit friends and he shouts at us while we do 400m intervals with 1min planks for a rest, and I am generally sick after my last interval. This is normally about 9k by the time we have jogged to the park and then been shouted at, been sick and jogged home.
Run4,is my long run. I Haven’t really started with these yet, but as I say I
Can easily run 10k at my target pace. How fast should I be running these? Should they be a lot slower than my weekly race pace run. If so, how much slower? And do I just add 1km a week between now and the race?
So, does my plan seem okay, Do you think my 2 hour target time is reasonable? Or am I being lazy? Maybe I should be aiming for a a fit faster?
Thanks for your help fit people.