What is a good pace for a 1/2 marathon?

Running a sub 2 hour or 1:59:59 half-marathon means maintaining an average pace of 9:09 minutes per mile, which is considered a respectable half-marathon time among runners. Highly competitive runners aim for harder targets, like a 1 hour and 30-minute half-marathon (6:51 minutes per mile pace or faster).

What is a reasonable time to train for a half marathon?

Expect to spend 12 to 14 weeks training if you’ve never run a half-marathon and you’re currently running under 10 miles each week. You should plan on running at least three times a week in the beginning and at least four times a week as your training progresses.

How do intermediate runners train for a marathon?

A 16-week marathon training plan for intermediate runners: Recover fully (walking) between each. XT: Easy-effort, low-impact cardio workouts such as swimming, cycling or pool running – just enough to get the blood circulating (30-60 minutes). These are optional. Long runs: Maintain a conversational pace on long runs.

What is the best running plan?

The Best Running Training Plans

  • Hal Higdon’s Training Programs. (Free; some plans available for purchase)
  • Nike+ Run Club. (Free)
  • Boston Marathon Training Plan. (Free)
  • The Run S.M.A.R.T. Project.

Is running a half marathon in 2 hours good?

Running a sub 2 hour half marathon is a great benchmark for the 13.1 mile distance: it shows a certain level of training and underlying fitness. It also just so happens to be slightly faster than average – the average half marathon time is 2 hours and 55 seconds!

What’s the difference between intermediate 1 and 2 half marathons?

Half Marathon Intermediate 1 features steady running, long and short. Intermediate 1 is an endurance-based program; Intermediate 2 is a speed-based program. These two intermediate schedules exist in a parallel universe, the same level of difficulty, just slightly different approaches to training.

When to start intermediate 1 marathon training program?

The Intermediate 1 program offers a slight jump in difficulty from the Novice programs. You begin in Week 1 with a long run of 8 miles instead of 6 miles. You thus get to 20 miles for your long run by Week 13, which permits a second 20-miler in Week 15.

When to use HAL’s intermediate 1 marathon training program?

Hal’s Intermediate 1 Marathon Training Program is one step up from Novice 2. It is designed for runners who may have used the novice programs to run their first marathons and who are now looking to increase their training levels and hoping to improve their Personal Records. It is not recommended for runners doing their first marathon.

Is there an 8 week half marathon training plan?

First and foremost, this intermediate 8 week half marathon training schedule is not recommended for runners that: Created By An RRCA Level 2 Running Coach! If you fall into either situation, please see the beginner 8-week half marathon training schedule.