WEEK 7 HALF MARATHON 2020 with ‘SAINTS DAYS’ Training Plan Starts
The month of February ends this Saturday and March begins Sunday. That’s progress! Runners, congratulate yourself on reaching the point at which the long run at week’s end (6.5 miles) surpasses the distance you’ll be racing in a St. Patrick’s Day 10K (6.25 miles). Walkers will cover 6 miles, just shy of the actual race distance, and can be equally as proud.
If you have not been running or walking hill repeats, consider trying this workout option (Tuesdays) as spring weather commences. It will add variety and help build strength and speed without formal speed drills.
There's only one 'Saints' Day' tune-up race to complete, in the upcoming month of March before the focus changes. After this benchmark accomplishment you will only be concentrating on preparing for the half marathon.
Part 2 of each training plan begins with week 9. The plans overlap quite a bit, through week 12 so you can follow Part 1 for an additional 3 weeks but some may want to ‘turn the page’ and feel the excitement of being on the last part of the 18-week program.
RUN & MOVE HAPPY!
The full plans are on the RESOURCES page
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health.
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