This is a half marathon training plan 16 weeks long perfect the for advanced level runner. This 16-week half marathon training plan is built for results. Are you looking for a new way to train this year? This 16 week half marathon plan is the perfect fit. All RDA plans are easily downloadable and instantly available upon purchase.
A half marathon training schedule 16 weeks long is perfect. It provides sufficient time for you to fully prepare for the 13.1 mile distance. The half-marathon is long enough to be able to make some mistakes and still run well. Additionally, it is the perfect race distance. The half-marathon doesn't beat you up as much as the full marathon does.
The great thing about our 16 week half marathon training plans is that they work. These plans are designed by 1:07:06 half-marathoner and 2:19:35 marathoner, Nate Pennington. The trick to running faster at the 13.1 mile/21.1K distance is practicing running at and below your goal half-marathon race pace. There is no secret weapon other that when it comes to racing this distance.
Keep in mind, we also have our 4 week half marathon schedules, 8 week half marathon training plans and 12 week half marathon programs if interested. The longer 16 week half marathon training plans cover more time and ground. They, along with the shorter versions, encompass the same strategies I used to run 1:07:06.
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Lastly, as a reminder, no running program will work unless you do. As a sport consultant, I can provide the direction but it is the athlete who ultimately has to train.
If you are serious about taking your half marathon to the next level give our 13.1 mile plans a go. You'll be glad you invested in them. Make sure to visit the RunDreamAchieve Academy. It is a new resource where we will continue to add runner courses to help you maximize your training. Check back regularly.
Is This Half Marathon Training Plan 16 Weeks Long Enough?
Yes, the optimal time frame to prepare for and race a half marathon is 4 months. This is usually the same training block I use to prepare for all of my races, regardless if it is a 5K or a marathon. Remember, to succeed and be effective at racing the half marathon at faster paces you need to start using leverage. Leverage simply means doing more with less.
In addition, the biggest misconception with athletes is that we have to run more mileage in order to run faster times. I tried this while training to break the sub-2:22:00 marathon barrier while I was still a 2:43:36 marathoner. I got my mileage up to as high as 142 miles a week. It left me stale and fatigued. I ran my half marathon PR (1:07:06) and marathon PR (2:19:35) off of 85 to 95 miles a week.
Keep in mind, it isn't how much mileage you are putting in. What percentage of your weekly mileage is being run at or below your goal half marathon race pace? Are you practicing at the pace you want to race at? Are you practicing at speeds that are more like your 5K and 10K race pace often enough?
The best way to run fast over 13.1 miles or 21.1 kilometers is training at speeds that are much faster than you wish to race at. This makes race pace feel much more manageable and less intimidating. The Kenyans make it look easy for a good reason. A larger percentage of their weekly mileage is spent at much faster paces. This is why they can react to the varying pace changes throughout their races.
Make sure to subscribe to the RunDreamAchieve YouTube Channel. I'll be creating new videos each week for beginners and elite level athletes such as yourself who are focused on getting faster. Lifestyle fitness only comes about by learning from those who have done what you wish to do.
So, it takes patience, some trial and error and a lot of tenacity to improve on how fast you can cover 13.1 miles or 21.1 kilometers. There are resources here that can help. Check our our archives page filled with mostly free content. You can stop by the RunDreamAchieve Academy. The academy is a new resource that will feature runner courses devoted to helping athletes get the most out of their ability.
Our first course, the Sub 3 Hour Marathon Pro, was launched in December of 2018. Make sure to use promo code “MARATHON30” and get 30 percent off the launch price. Check back regularly as new courses are created.
If you are searching for a half marathon training plan 16 weeks long scroll up and purchase your copy today. I look forward to hearing from you and about your new personal best time.