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miina


Joined: 02 Feb 2005
Posts: 6

Need suggestions for half-marathon training guide Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 3:07 pm 

I just signed up to run the San Francisco Half-marathon in July. I ran my first marathon in Portland last year using "The Non-runners guide to marathon training". I'd like a guide specific to half-marathon training and perhaps not one necessarily for first time long distance runners.

Thanks in advance for any recommendations!


Bricks
Runworks 2005 5M Racer
Chicago
Joined: 09 Dec 2004
Posts: 222

Re: Need suggestions for half-marathon training guide Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 3:31 pm 

Right off the bat, Higdon or Galloway sound like about what you're looking for:

http://www.halhigdon.com/halfmarathon/index.htm

http://jeffgalloway.com/training/half_marathon.html


Rickshaw
Runworks 2005 5M Racer
San Francisco, CA
Joined: 26 Nov 2004
Posts: 1157

Re: Need suggestions for half-marathon training guide Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 4:16 pm 

Hi Miina,

Half marathon training programs are similar to marathon programs, just with a shorter long run on weekends and less mileage overall. If you've already got a marathon program you like, I think you'd do okay to just reduce the total mileage a little, and shorten that long run to max out about 15 miles.

Daniels' Running Formula is a book I like a lot. I think it has specific half-marathon training plans, although I can't remember for certain.

Good luck in the race! Did you sign up for the first half or second half marathon? You can choose either one. I did the first half last year, and the second half in 2002. The first half is more scenic, but also more difficult, with a lot of uphills. The second half is a little faster, but still has some significant hills. Much of it is through boring industrial areas. Not nearly as much of a crowd to cheer you on as in Portland, unfortunately.

My favorite half marathon in the SF area is the Kaiser Permanente Half Marathon, which is on Superbowl Sunday. Maybe consider it for next year. The course is more level and scenic, and there seem to be more crowds along the route. There's soup at the end too!


miina


Joined: 02 Feb 2005
Posts: 6

Re: Need suggestions for half-marathon training guide Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 3:45 pm 

Thanks you two. I appreciate the advice.

I'm running the second half of the marathon. I don't think I'll mind too much about a lack of cheering crowds. Running tends to be a solitary activity for me anyway. I do want to try another marathon next year so perhaps I'll check out the Kaiser Permamente one.


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