20 Week Half Marathon Training Schedule
Are you seeking out a 20 week half marathon training schedule?
Although I don't currently sale 20 week half marathon training plans I did create a 16 week half marathon training schedule for both beginner to advanced level runners.
20 weeks is a 5-month stretch of training which could be too long of a training block as compared to 4 months.
Can you still be successful? Absolutely, but be careful and plan accordingly.
I have been coached and mentored by some of the world's top coaches such as Dr. Joe Vigil, Lisa Rainsberger (1985 Boston Marathon Champion) and Jack Hazen.
All focus more on 16 week blocks. The further you train the more trivial it can become setting up a legitimate training block.
I will say that if you run an easy 4 weeks of base mileage and then begin a solid, well-planned 16 week block of training you are setting yourself up for success.
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Why RunDreamAchieve Training Plans?
I've been training as a long distance runner since the age of 15 so for the past 26 years (at the time of the writing of this post) I have loved this sport.
Helping other athletes around the world get personal bests and achieve their fitness goals is something I take great pride in.
I have lived and trained the life you lead as well.
I've understood failure and success in this sport and created RunDreamAchieve training plans to help you not make the same mistakes I made.
As an athlete, one of my long term goals was to break the 2:22:00 marathon barrier.
Back in 2007, this was a United States Olympic Trials “B” standard time. I debuted for the distance at the 2002 New York City Marathon starting in last place for a lung cancer research team.
I never envisioned myself being a marathoner but running a 2:43:36 finishing from last place (31,789th) to 253rd opened my eyes to possibly having a future in this event.
Little did I know that it takes very specific strategies to run very fast marathon times.
It takes a proper strategy to run fast at any distance.
I don't know what your current goals are for the half marathon distance but I do know if you stay committed you will succeeded.
A 20 week half marathon training schedule may be too long for a block to taper well for the distance but you can still be successful if you plan correctly.
How To Succeed
Focus on quality over quantity.
I cannot emphasize this enough.
It was quality long runs at 5:35-6:00 mile pace that helped me drop from 2:43:36 to 2:19:35 for the marathon distance.
It was training at speeds that far exceeded my goal marathon race pace that helped me drop from 1:10:32 to 1:07:06 for the half marathon.
It was this type of specific, targeted training that helped me pass the first half of my marathon PR (2:19:35) only three seconds off my half marathon best (1:07:06) in 1:07:09.
Regardless what your time goal and capability level is the strategies built into RunDreamAchieve training plans is the same.
Train in such a way as to win the prize.
The Kenyans make racing look easy because they spend so much time running at high speeds.
They also emphasize the importance of easy jogging on recovery days.
When I write easy I mean EASY.
They truly take it slow on their recovery days.
This is why they are so good. Do they have some genetic talent? Yes, but they also do not rest on their talent alone.
Talent that doesn't work will get beat my someone with the heart of a lion.
I had a 5:09 personal best for the mile as a high school freshman. Years later I held 5:19 per mile pace for 26.2 miles consecutively.
This is not written to impress you but to impress upon you that if you have the desire to work hard you can achieve your personal goals.
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A 20 week half marathon training schedule vs the 16 week half marathon training schedule created will not differ much.
What I would advise athletes seeking to lengthen out to a 5 month block of training is this.
Run easy mileage for 4 weeks with 100m strides 3 times a week then follow one of my 16 week half marathon training schedules.
You will by and far surpass anything you thought you were capable of if you do so.
I'm so confident in these training plans I have also attached a 30-day, no questions asked, money back guarantee to them.
If you are not pleased with your results simply contact me and I'll refund your purchase.
These training schedules emphasize race pace training.
If you have a goal to hold 9:00 mile pace for the half marathon distance you have to train in such as a way to make 9:00 mile pace feel easy.
To do that you need to get used to doing some runs at 7:30 to 8:00 mile pace and extend the amount of time you are conducting that form of training into your routine.
Can a 20 week half marathon training schedule yield results? Perhaps.
I have found from the world-class trainers and coaches I have worked with over the years that 16 weeks may yield even better results.
If you'd like to know more about my background prior to purchasing feel free to visit the about page.
I look forward to hearing about your success with these plans.
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