I realise that half marathon runners have been
neglected in terms of training schedules for which I apologise.
Therefore please see the attached schedules for sub 2 hours and
'get you round' for first timers. The fundamental thing is to have
fun (yes, it possible with running) and as such, lots of variety is
built in and importantly, rest days too.
For those going for a sub 2 hours time (with this
programme 1:45-1:50 is achievable) it is expected you're probably
running fairly regularly and therefore this is a 10 week schedule
which should be plenty of time. Click here to see a suggested schedule.
For the first timers, a half is an exciting distance to get under
your belt, particularly with the exotic bragging rights one in
tropical Sierra Leone will give you (more than, say, Woking).
Because of this, you'd better start this weekend and a 12 week
program is designed for you. Click here to see the
Everyone can build in lots of cross training and if you can stick
to 85% of the training runs, you should nail your time or at least
run comfortably whilst taking in the surroundings of the
extraordinary country in which you'll be running, which is really
the whole point.
Should anyone want a 5km schedule, let me know.
Best of luck for the training and please remember the next Sierra
Leone Running Club run on Saturday 31st March. 10 miles for
marathoners and 10km for half marathon entrants. Remember the
drinks event on 20th March at Bar Soho [click here to find out all the
information] and I'll be on hand to discuss kit. Also, should
anyone want to discuss additional training dates, particularly with
a view to meeting more runners, we can arrange these. Otherwise
please contact me and I can put you in touch with others, or
possibly be free myself on an add hoc basis.