Help me with my half-marathon prep pls.

I have 10 weeks until I run my first half-marathon. I can easily run an 8K but not more.
How many times as well as how many miles do I need to run per week to get a half-decent time? I have no idea as I have never trained for a middle distance run.

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    if you run two full marathons each day then half-marathon will be easy peasy. I hope this helps

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >middle distance run
    Middle distance is 800m - 1mile.
    To answer your question you’ll have to run atleast five times a week, ideally about one hour per session and one of those runs should be a long run, 90-120min in duration. The long run is the most important training session for the half marathon. For a decent time probably 30-40 miles per week is sufficient. The mileage required will depend on your age, talent, experience as a runner, weight etc..

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Listen to this anon

      You'll injure yourself otherwise.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >at least five times a week
        You can run 3-4 times a week.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I guess it depends on the goal. You probably can finish a half marathon with three runs a week. To be good at it, five+ runs a week is the way to go.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Need more info. How many times per week do you run? What's your average pace? What would you consider a decent pace for the race?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Sorry for the late reply. I run 3x per week, average pace is 10km/h and I would like to run the half-marathon sub 2h.
      I am 5'9", 175lbs lean.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You run 3 x 8k a week? Your best bet is to spend 8 weeks increasing your mileage and then doing a slight taper during the last two to peak for the race. Run longer and more frequently. Have you raced any shorter distances? A 10k race will give a you good idea of your half marathon shape.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >You run 3 x 8k a week?
          Yeah, I never did more because I am also lifting 3x per week. I am not as huge as goggins but definitely do not have a runner physique. What mileage should I am per week within the next 10 weeks of training? Mind that running 3x per week really is my max sadly.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            If you only can run 3 times a week and considering your training pace, maybe you could get up to 3 x 12k. 3 x 10k at the very minimum. Maybe try 2 x 10k + one 15k long run.

            At your 10km/h training pace the 12k should take 1h12 min, but if you go any further than that you’d be doing three long runs a week, and I’m not sure you’d recover properly.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >I’m not sure you’d recover properly
              I will just do more stretching/yoga and easy.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                It’s great you’re mindful of recovery, the stretching in particular, but it’s difficult to increase your mileage (that’s what you need to perform in the half marathon) if you’re only running 3 times a week. You can’t keep pushing the distance of each of your three runs, you should add runs.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                That won't make much difference. 90% of recovery is waiting for your joints to recover and heal from the thrashing.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You can EASILY run 8km but not more? So 8.1km is completely out of the question? Wtf are you even on about?

    If you have gotten to the point where you can EASILY run 8km then why the fuck are you here asking this bunch of fat fucks what to do?

    if 8km is EASY, then 12km should be medium difficulty and 16km should be hard. So just fucking push yourself you gay and run 16km instead.

    Then next week run 17, then the following week 18. You see where this is going right?

    Stay hard

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You can turn that 8K to 10K
    Run that for a couple of weeks
    Then run 12K etc

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Don’t forget your salt pills and to sprint at the start and keep it hard to take mother fuckers souls. Never mind they eventually lap you and you piss and shit blood uncontrollably. You took their soul not the other way around. Also have a white boi write your book for you.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I hope that I won't be pissing blood at a half-marathon but I will definitely run it regardless of how good my training will be the next 10 weeks.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Not OP but I’m about to finish 5K to 10k and want to be able to do half marathons. I’m currently running 3 days a week and have begun lifting again after a long hiatus on alternate days. I’m also a bit fat but not obese or anything.

    I have a few questions:
    >How should I begin to transition from 10k runs to a half marathon? Can anyone recommend a specific program?
    >should I get a Fitbit to measure heart rate, cadence, etc? Currently I’ve just been using an app to alert me of my distance and time while I run.
    >Should I just stick at the 10k mark while I focus on getting to a low body fat % first before transitioning to a half marathon.
    >I’ve been running fasted. Is this ok for longer distances?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >How should I begin to transition from 10k runs to a half marathon?
      From a training standpoint, there’s a higher emphasis on the long run and overall mileage and less emphasis on speed and fast interval training. What is common is the lactate threshold run, you should do that whether you’re racing a 5k, 10k or a half marathon.

      Losing excess fat will make you better at any distance, the longer the distance the greater the benefit. So if you feel you’re a bit fat, lose weight, it will make you faster.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I started training today for a half marathon in less than 3 weeks. Running is mostly mental. You could run a half marathon today, your time just likely wouldn’t be good.

    Also look into HIIT or interval/fartlek training. Jog down a hill then sprint up it til you’re going to hurl.

    Time on your feet is more important than pace when training for long distance so if you start running longer distances it’s okay to begin with a pace that feels glacial. As long as you’re still jogging and not walking it will build your endurance and aerobic stamina.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Running is mostly mental
      Kek running is mostly about training mileage, racing is partly mental.

      Finishing a half marathon with negligible training would be mostly mental. But that’s not running, that’s a stunt.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >running is mostly mileage
        >living is mostly breathing
        >flying is mostly about gravity
        >the universe is mostly about space

        Thanks anon very helpful

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Your performance as a distance runner is mostly determined by your training mileage. There are other factors, but yes, running is mostly mileage, not mostly mental.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I think this is self-evident. OP said he can run more 8km easily but not more. That’s a mental hurdle, not a physical one.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Check out hal higdon, several free programmes on his website. With only 10 weeks you'll have to adjust a little but it should be fine to follow one of them.

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