Trains with HowStuffWorks for your first half-marathon: 8 week


Trains with HowStuffWorks for your first half-marathon: 8 week

He began the final leg of our half marathon training. Last week of training with volume, where we also get a more intense day of short series. This week will make the longer circulation of training: 18 km.

We remind you that training you can follow them here on the blog or through our social networks: on Instagram and Twitter. And for those who have just come to this challenge of the 21k, you can read the post from presentation to find out all you need.

Training plan Marathon: week 8

Although we don’t specify it on the table, we recommend to do a warm up before each session. As well, it will come very well do stretches at the end of each workout. Especially in intense sessions, warming and a return to calm are fundamental to yield better and avoid injuries.

Trains with HowStuffWorks for your first half-marathon: 8 week
  • Monday: rest day.
  • Tuesday: series short. Ten series of four hundred meters at rapid pace. Two minutes rest between series and series. The last two series we can do at very fast pace (R4) fatigue permitting us.
  • Wednesday: day of shooting short to loosen legs of the series from the previous day. We will make nine kilometres at normal pace and ended up with two kiloemtro at fast pace.
  • Thursday: strength training. We will do a fullbody routine to work the whole body strength.
  • Friday: fartlek training. We will do two kilometers to normal rhythm and a kilometer at rapid pace. We will repeat this sequence three times. This training will be us very well to improve running speed and that body is not accustomed to the rhythm of normal trot.
  • Saturday: rest day.
  • Sunday: long taxiway, the longer we’ll do all the training for the half marathon, becoming the eighteen kilometers followed at normal pace. If last week we could with seventeen, this long running will not be much problem and we strengthen the feeling of knowing that we can with the 21 k.

General training guidelines

In all the trainings we will use different rhythms of career. Let’s try to define how those rhythms will be:

R1: Running smooth It assumes a basic rhythm to trot. It is the milder pace that we can go running. We will use the days of soft shooting or discharge.
R2: Run normal an intermediate race pace, which is commonly called “cruising speed”. This rhythm enables us to stay comfortable during many kilometers without noticing fatigue appears. We will use it on long shoots.
R3: Run fast pace that we can take in about 5 k or 10 k. In this rhythm already if we notice that we are fatigued and extra is an effort. We will use on filming short, medium or long series or fartlek days.
R4: Run very fast We say that it’s a rhythm “beyond our means”. This rate could not keep for long. We will use it in short series or fartlek training.